Ranger III's Captain Bill Hanrahan retires

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Ranger III's Captain Bill Hanrahan retires

Post by johnhens » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:52 pm

Those who have taken the Ranger III might have had the pleasure of speaking to Bill Hanrahan, Captain of the Ranger III. He retired in December.


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Re: Ranger III's Captain Bill Hanrahan retires

Post by Midwest Ed » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:44 pm

Congratulations to Captain Hanrahan. Due to the 6 hour transit time, the Ranger III has never been my favorite ferry trip but I've always had a fond place for the boat as I would watch it often in the Portage Ship Canal when I lived in Houghton. My wife's only trip to The Island was on the Ranger III and if you're not in a hurry it can be quite relaxing and a great experience.

Any word on the Captain's replacement? I've searched but cannot find any news.

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Re: Ranger III's Captain Bill Hanrahan retires

Post by jrwiesz » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:03 pm

As I recall, some months earlier, there was such a position offered through the U S A Jobs site.
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Re: Ranger III's Captain Bill Hanrahan retires

Post by head2north » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:02 pm

His business card is in a collection of Isle Royale memorabilia. And yes, it is laminated.
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