b'MEMBER NEWSSuccessful Rollover of Burger BoatsNeebish Islander III FerryA fter careful planning, the hull of the NeebishIslanderIIIwasrolledover on Friday, April 1 so the next phase of construction can proceed at Burger Boat Co., Manitowoc, Wis., a PVA member. The 92-foot U.S.-made steel ferry will operate year-round on the St. Marys River in Michigans Upper Penin-sula between Barbeau, Michigan, and Neebish Island. The new Coast Guard Subchapter T Neebish Islander III will have a 74 draft.We are thrilled with the Burger team and theirRENDERING AND PHOTOS COURTESY OF BURGER BOAT COMPANYprogress on the Neebish Islander III. It was exciting to watch the rollover of the hull and we look forward to continuing our partnership withBurger,saidPeteParamski,executive director of PVA member Eastern Upper Pen-insula Transit Authority (EUPTA).The ferry is designed by PVA member Seacraft Design, LLC of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to operate in the harsh winter environment and through the solid ice conditions it will encounter on its route. Main propulsion will come from aBased on the experience of four previous com- The Neebish Islander III was successfully rolled over pair of Tier 3 Caterpillar C18 diesel engines,mercial vessel designs built by this shipyard,on April 1. Work will continue on the Burger Boat producing 600 hp at 1,800 rpm each. The pro- we know that EUPTA will receive a first-classCompany ferry being built for Michicgans Eastern pulsion package will give the ferry a runningproduct from Burger Boat Company, and weUpper Peninsual Transit Authority. The vessel, speed of approximately 10 knots with a fulllook forward to collaborating once again, saiddesigned by Seacraft Design, LLC., will operate year load. Fuel capacity is 1,500 gals. Mark Pudlo, president, Seacraft Design, LLC. round, even through solid ice conditions in winter. 43 MAY 2022'