Gas prices force cutbacks on popular ferryThe high gas prices have forced a popular ferry service to cut back.
The high gas prices have forced a popular ferry service to cut back.
The Madeline Island Ferry to and from Bayfield is no longer running every half-hour during the day. They've cut out their noon and 3 p.m. runs each way to save fuel.
Spokeswoman Robin Trinko-Russell says the ferry is paying 60 percent more for fuel than a year ago -- and the boats hold up to 1,000 gallons each.
Trinko-Russell says the ferries have added gauges so captains can keep an eye of fuel-efficiency during each of their 2.5 mile trips.