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This page will describe ferries in Minnesota.

Minnesota

Summary: Total: 2 passenger; Length: 26 miles

Passenger Ferries:

Grand Portage-Isle Royale Ferry: Across Lake Superior, between Grand Portage, MN and Windigo, MI (on Isle Royale); 3 times per week, May through October (no same day return); $53 adult one-way, $34 child; 26 miles; 2.5 hours; continuing service to other designated stops on island; M/V Voyageur II (60 foot, mailboat); operated by Grand Portage-Isle Royale Transportation Line, Inc. (888) 746-2305 or 715-392-2100 (Cook County)

Grand Portage-Isle Royale Ferry: Across Lake Superior, between Grand Portage, MN and Windigo, MI (on Isle Royale); daily, early June to mid-September (one round-trip per day); $38 adult one-way, $42 roundtrip same day; 26 miles; 2.5 hours; M/V Wenonah (65 foot); operated by Grand Portage-Isle Royale Transportation Line, Inc. (888) 746-2305 or 715-392-2100 (Cook County)

Discontinued Ferries:

Between La Crescent and La Crosse, WI: "1854 - First ferry on the Mississippi River between La Crosse and La Crescent. Ferry was a tread mill vessel powered by one mule. 1856 - First steam powered ferry used. Vessel was named the "Honey Eye." 1890 - Wagon bridge constructed over the Mississippi River, touching down at Jay Street."

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