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Lake Michigan ferry needs new engine

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Lake Michigan ferry is shut down temporarily for an engine replacement.

The high-speed Lake Express Ferry makes two to three trips daily between Milwaukee and Muskegon, Mich.

In a news release, the company said the ferry has four engines producing a total of 12,000 horsepower, allowing it to reach a speed of 40 mph.

It says it's possible to continue service for a limited time on three engines, but an engine replacement will return it to maximum speed levels to keep it on schedule the rest of the season.

Service is expected to return Aug. 4, although it could resume earlier depending on work progress.

The company is contacting those who bought tickets to reschedule or receive a refund.

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