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Officials from Cleveland and nearby Port Stanley, Ont. are discussing a passenger ferry that would carry tourists and a select number of trucks across the Lake Erie divide as early as next year.
As Ohio's Plain Dealer reports, the two-year pilot project would focus on transporting people and cars in a bid to increase tourism in both areas.
"Port Stanley told us right off the bat they don't want a lot of trucks," William Friedman, president of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority told the paper. "They see their future as more tourism, less industrial type of activities."
The ferry idea has reportedly been circulating for years, despite the Rochester-Toronto route failure in 2004.
Although the privately operated boat boasted room for 774 passengers at $30 a pop, unstable ridership led to a $2 million loss and permanently docked the service after 80 days.
A subsequent attempt by theRead More »from Passenger ferry route between Cleveland and Ontario likely