The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

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The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

Post by johnhens » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:40 pm

The Queen made contact with the bottom across from its dock in Copper Harbor. The vessel is being examined to determine what if any damage occured. Transit for 7/30 has been cancelled. Call the office if you have questions.

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Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

Post by fonixmunkee » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:33 pm

Here's a brief article with what happened. More to come, I'm sure:

http://www.mininggazette.com/page/conte ... l?nav=5006
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Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

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Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

Post by Midwest Ed » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:52 am

The seaplane service must be working overtime, with business booming this week. I see a short term business opportunity, shuttling people from Grand Portage to Copper Harbor.
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Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

Post by Spinnister » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:30 am

This would be a bad time to be on the Queen, actually (but I do feel for those who are trying to make the trip at the moment) - the wind has been wild in the Keweenaw for a couple days (especially yesterday), and the waves are up. I work next to the airport, and our weather station recorded some gusts in the 50s. Someone drowned at McLain State Park yesterday.


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Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

Post by Nym90 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:45 pm

I don't suppose the Ranger can make any extra trips while the Queen is out of service to help pick up the slack.


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Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

Post by johnhens » Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:51 pm

Thought I saw the Ranger was going to do trips to help out if the Queen folks need it.


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Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

Post by johnhens » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:06 pm

The Queen has cancelled its trips till Tuesday August 4. The Ranger is trying to pick up the slack. If you need transit to the Island, call the NPS 906-482-0984.


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Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

Post by Nym90 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:04 am

A Sunday/Monday Ranger trip would be the most feasible addition to their schedule. Beyond that, I wonder if they could pull off a same day round trip, leaving at say 7:00am, arriving at 1:00 pm, one hour on the island to refuel/clean/disembark/board, and then leaving at 2:00 and returning to Houghton by 8:00. Would make for an awfully long day for the crew, though.


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Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

Post by johnhens » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:17 pm

The Queen is in Washburn, WI where it is getting its propellors replaced.


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Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

Post by Tightlines01 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:22 pm

Any clue how long were looking at. The website says trough Tuesday at least. I'm worried as I have tickets for Sunday.


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Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

Post by johnhens » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:32 pm

I would think they would have a better idea at the end of Monday, 8/3.


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Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

Post by johnhens » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:49 am

Latest update Monday AM:

LATEST NEWS, Monday morning: The Queen is under repairs. I have no further update. Tuesday's trip is 75% chance. Weds looks more probable. But still no guarantees. Sorry, again. I will put up info here immediately.


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Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

Post by johnhens » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:09 pm

Latest on the Queen:

LATEST: The Isle Royale Queen IV will sail Weds on the regular schedule. People who have waited to sail from Sat Sun Mon Tues will be able to sail. 7:15 is check-in. All repairs have been approved by the US Coast Guard. We will make a single trip.


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Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

Post by bratsch2 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:13 am

Just double checking... It sounds like the Queen is back to its regular schedule, correct? I have a reservation for the 12th.
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