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January 07, 2010


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Ken Cerka

You are not correct on when the ferries stopped. The ferries were still running in 1974 when I graduated from Benzie Central. My father didn't retire from the ferries until the fall of that year and I think they ran a couple years longer, but I'm not sure as I left for the military that fall.

Dominique King

Thanks for stopping by, Ken.
I suspect you are right about a late 1970s or early 1980s stop date. The historical marker in Frankfort didn't give a stop date for the ferries. I only knew the ferries definitely predated when I started going up that way in the very early 80s and took the stop date from
Terry Pepper's usually reliable lighthouse site - http://www.terrypepper.com/lights/michigan/frankfort/frankfort.htm - which gave the stop date of 1967.
Any idea when the ferries -did- finally stop running out of Frankfort?

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