Support Our Capital Funding Needs

The Little Traverse Bay Ferry Company, a non profit, 501(c)3 entity, is a welcomed addition to the community utilizing the beautiful bay as a community space and uniting the ports of Petoskey, Bay Harbor, and Harbor Springs.It is by the people and for the people.There is strong public support by participating communities whereas the city councils of both Petoskey and Harbor Springs approved the ferry service unanimously. It has generated attention from not only supportive locals, but from around the Midwest as well. But there is still so much to do before launch day! 


You can help us Unite The Bay

Little Traverse Bay Ferry Initial costs to start: $235,700.   We still need $99,800 to cover all of our final expenses to open up for public use. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has approved the LTBF Foundation for the MEDC Public Spaces, Community Places Grant Program which will assist our foundation in reaching our financial goal to complete projects in order to successfully begin ferry services. If we can meet the $50,000 fundraising goal, MEDC WILL MATCH your donation!!


Funding needed to complete: 

  • ADA compliant dock in Harbor Springs. 
  • Supplemental landscaping and beautification of Ford Park adjacent to the public boat launch.
  • Docking fees for the season at all of the city harbors. 
  • Programming expenses to provide “on water” educational opportunities for area schools. 
  • Ensure safety, affordability, and accessibility for the community and visitors use for many years to come.


Donating will help cover these expenses and will help to launch the Little Traverse Bay Ferry into the bay the proper way, and positively impact the community!

Hop on board to help make this happen!

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