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Ice affecting Mackinac Island ferry service

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 14, 2014 at 10:01 am •  Published: April 14, 2014

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — A ferry company that serves Mackinac Island says the start of service this year will be affected by ice.

The Petoskey News-Review and report that Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry is waiting to see how ice-breaking work goes before posting a schedule. The ferry is expected to start 2014 service in St. Ignace instead of Mackinaw City.

Ice mostly blocks the Straits of Mackinac, except for the shipping channel. Ice-breaking work is scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

Mackinac Island is located in Lake Huron between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas, and is a popular destination for tourists.