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New Washington Island ferry christened Monday

Newest vessel becomes the largest in entire ferry fleet
The 'Madonna' is the newest addition to the Washington Island ferry fleet, and was christened Monday, June 29.
The 'Madonna' is the newest addition to the Washington Island ferry fleet, and was christened Monday, June 29.(Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding)
Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 8:56 PM CDT
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WASHINGTON ISLAND, Wis. (WBAY) - Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has finalized a new ferry for the Washington Island fleet.

The brand new, 124 foot ferry named the ‘Madonna’ is now the largest vessel in the Washington Island ferry fleet.

It can hold up to 28 vehicles and 150 passengers.

The addition of the Madonna allows Washington Island to run a second year-round ferry with ice breaking capabilities.

It’s now the fifth vessel in the fleet and was built in Sturgeon Bay.

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