Drivers wishing to avoid the congestion at
the Detroit-Windsor border crossing may soon have another alternative.
A company called Short Sea Lines is
proposing a ferry crossing between two ports on Lake Erie – Fairport Harbor,
OH, on the American side, and Port Burwell, Ontario, on the Canadian side.
Exact locations for the proposed ferry docks have yet to be determined. The
Fairport hub will likely be in Grand River, Ohio, according to The Tillsonburg News.
The 50-mile direct ferry would include a capacity for
65 trucks, according to the newspaper.
Short Sea Lines is the third company to
float a proposal for a border ferry on the Great Lakes since 2003.
Seaway Marine Transport earlier this year
proposed a truck-only ferry from Erie, PA, to Nanticoke, Ontario.
The Canadian American Transportation
Systems is currently working on a proposal for a truck-only ferry from
Cleveland, OH, to Sarnia, Ontario. CATS currently transports passenger vehicles
from Toronto to Rochester, NY.