The Island Express catamaran (from right) was sold to Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc. for $1.35 million at a recent public auction in June, the last step in foreclosure proceedings. The Brown family of St. Ignace, the lien holder, purchased its Mackinac Express for $500,000 and plans to sell it. The Straits Express is still owned by Arnold Transit Company, which is operated by Cincinnati investment group Mackinac Island Ferry Capital that took over the company last year. All three vessels will undergo repairs, likely at the Mill Slip in St. Ignace, soon. 8p1.jpg