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Ferry service approved for remote Power Island

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Access to a remote northern Michigan island will be easier with the approval of ferry transportation.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports Sunday that the Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation Commission has given the go-ahead to the plan to take visitors from the Bowers Harbor Boat Launch to Power Island.

The 200-acre island is on Grand Traverse Bay and is maintained as a park by Grand Traverse County. The island has a dock, swimming beach, hiking trails and four rustic campsites.

A business plan for the island included adding ferry transportation. The ferry boat is owned by the parks and recreation department.

Up to six people can use the ferry. The cost is $30 for the first rider of a group and $15 for each additional passenger.