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Cleveland to Port Stanley ferry considered

Port officials in Cleveland say they're talking with their counterparts in Canada about the idea of passenger ferry service across Lake Erie.

Port officials in Cleveland say they're talking with their counterparts in Canada about the idea of passenger ferry service across Lake Erie, possibly next year.

The Plain Dealer reports the service between Cleveland and Port Stanley, Ont., would likely start as a two-year trial and would carry people, cars and a limited number of trucks.

Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority president William Friedman says Port Stanley doesn't want too many trucks and prefers that tourism to be a focus of the ferries.

Authorities across the border have chosen an Indiana-based vessel management company to study the concept and the types of boats that could be used.

A similar attempt at a ferry service between Toronto and Rochester, N.Y., failed.

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