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Questions about how to get to the island and where to stay near points of departure.
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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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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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As I recall, some months earlier, there was such a position offered through the U S A Jobs site.
"And standing on the the crest of the Greenstone Ridge, I suddenly had this desire to retreat north to where I just come, to stay in the backcountry, to spend another day in a place where the only deadline I had was to pitch the tent before dark."
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His business card is in a collection of Isle Royale memorabilia. And yes, it is laminated.