ISLAND EXPRESS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : ISLAND EXPRESS
    • Operator : ARNOLD TRANSIT COMPANY
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 3428
  • Location
    • City : MACKINAC ISLAND
    • STATE : MI
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 61
    • Passenger Capacity : 380
  • Size
    • Register length : 82.5 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 28.5 Feet
    • Overall Length : 82.5 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 28.5 Feet
    • Load draft : 6.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5.5 Feet
    • Height : 36 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1988
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 931459

ARNOLD TRANSIT COMPANY

  • Area of Operation : MACKINAC ISLAND, ST. IGNACE AND MACKINAW CITY, MI
  • Principal Commodity : FREIGHT AND PASSENGERS

ALGOMAH

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CHIPPEWA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CORSAIR

  • Type : General Cargo Freighter
  • Construction : Steel

HURON

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Steel

MACKINAC EXPRESS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

MACKINAC ISLANDER

  • Type : General Cargo Freighter
  • Construction : Steel

OTTAWA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

STRAITS EXPRESS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

STRAITS OF MACKINAC II

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Steel

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