Madeline Island Ferry Line Adopts Policy Requiring Passenger Masks
Yesterday the Madeline Island Ferry Line posted a policy requiring passengers using the on-board passenger cabins "to wear a mask covering the mouth and nose".
The Ferry line meets the definition of a "common carrier" under Federal Maritime Law (see Federal Maritime Commission rules, 46 CFR, subsection 530.0). This rule which pertains to "a vessel operating on the high seas or the Great Lakes", gives the Ferry Line broad authority to make and enforce regulations on Lake Superior dealing with passenger safety and conduct while on board.
This is a proactive step towards protecting passengers from the COVID-19 virus. It should provide an added level of confidence for those who use the Ferry Line for basic transportation between Madeline Island and Bayfield, Wisconsin.