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Celebrate 60 Years of Ferry Service: Either Submit your Favorite Ranger III Photo or Join Family Day Aboard the Ranger III, Thursday, August 16

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Date: July 28, 2018
Contact: Christopher M. Amidon, 906-482-0984

HOUGHTON, MICH. –  The Ranger III ferry, connecting Houghton, MI to Isle Royale National Park, has been in service for 60 years! Celebrate this milestone by participating in two different events.
Submit Your Favorite Photo
Have a favorite photo of the Ranger III? Share it with us! All entries must be received by August 31, 2018.
·Share via Instagram: Use #IsleRoyaleNPS
·Share via email: Send a .jpg photo to e-mail us
The park will share its favorite submissions via social media and create a website photo gallery to honor the selections. Captain Rand Attaway will also select his favorite submitted photo, which will receive 4 free tickets to a summer 2019 Keweenaw Waterway Cruise, generously donated by the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association.
Ranger III Family Day
On August 16, 2018 join Isle Royale National Park and the Portage Lake District Library for Ranger III Family Day. Families may participate in any or all of the following scheduled events:

10:30 amRanger III Kids Program at the Portage Lake District Library
Join Ranger Derrick Jaeger at the Portage Lake District Library as he explores the Ranger III and its more than 5,000 Lake Superior crossings. No advanced reservations needed. For families and kids ages 5-12. The program will last about 30 minutes.

11:30 amRanger III Tour led by Captain Rand Attaway
Captain Rand Attaway will provide a 30 minute tour of the Ranger III. Wear comfortable shoes. Meet in front of the Houghton Visitor Center by 11:20 am.

12:30 pmRanger III Cruise onto Portage Lake, Reservations Required
For families with kids 15 or younger, take a free cruise aboard the Ranger III onto Portage Lake. To make the required reservations, call the Portage Lake District Library at (906) 482-4570. Reservations will only be accepted through August 15. On Thursday August 16, check in at the Houghton Visitor Center by 12:00 pm for ticket pick-up. Light jackets are recommended.

Isle Royale National Park thanks the Portage Lake District Library and the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association for supporting these Ranger III events commemorating 60 years of service.

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Last updated: August 2, 2018

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