ST. IGNACE, Mich. (WJMN) — Passengers aboard the Mackinac Island Huron ferry needed help Tuesday night when the ferry lost direction in the Strait of Mackinac.

the Katmai Bay Coast Guard Cutter suspended its icebreaking service to provide assistance to the ferry, which had 144 passengers on board when it lost direction around 6 p.m., according to a Publish from United States Coast Guard Great Lakes.

The cutter assisted as each passenger was transferred to the Senator, a local commercial vessel which also serves the island. The passengers were then taken to Saint-Ignace.

After the passengers transferred the ships, the Katmai Bay took the Huron in tow and also delivered it to Saint-Ignace.

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