All Ferry Passenger Service Has Been Suspended for 2020 Including Ranger III
Why Was Ranger III Passenger Service Suspended?
Ranger III's first park mission is to support park personnel and the island. It's second mission is to provide reliable passenger service. Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions and concerns about COVID-19 spreading to a remote island with limited emergency services, the park did not feel Ranger III passenger service could be offered for 2020.
With Ferry Transportation Suspended, How Do I Get to the Island?
Why is Ranger III Traveling to Isle Royale if No Passenger Service is Offered?
Ranger III is the park's connection to the mainland. All island staff, supplies, and groceries travel to the park via Ranger III. To allow for the island to be open in any capacity necessitates the Ranger III operating to support the park.