First Ferry of the Season


 The M/V Emerald Island departed Beaver Island at 8:20 a.m. on April 4 for her 2012 maiden voyage to Charlevoix. She returned to the Island that afternoon, a welcome sight to the Islanders and a true harbinger of spring!

The ferry dock was full of folks waiting to search the crates for their treasures.

The ferry dock was the place to be with large freight orders coming in and a surprising number of folks returning, happy that the weather is so cooperative for their homecoming.

Both the Emerald Isle and the Beaver Islander wintered in the Island’s Paradise Bay this year. The Beaver Islander’s first run is scheduled for June 1. This year marks the Beaver Islander’s 50th year of providing ferry service to the Island.