Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry owners say they've halted extended season service in a dispute with officials of the Great Lakes resort community.
Shepler's says service halted at 5 p.m. Monday and says it will reimburse customers who want refunds for season passes.
Shepler's, Arnold Transit Co. and Star Line received two-year franchises from Mackinac Island on Monday.
In a news release, Shepler's says the city didn't set terms for the services but says the franchises give Mackinac Island officials too much say over prices, schedules and the length of the season.
The home phone of Mayor Margaret Doud rang busy Monday night. In the past, she has said officials are trying to provide more efficient service and keep fares affordable.
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