How it began...

Along with two business partners, Bill Fournier first brought the former Wm. M. Miller to Bay City in 1998. She was re-christened Princess Wenonah in a nod to the area’s  historic use of the name Wenonah. Within a few years, Bill and Elaine Fournier assumed sole ownership of Bay City Boat Lines. Later the Islander joined the family.

The Free History Tour Series began almost immediately and continues to this day, with local historians providing live guided tours while the Islander and Princess Wenonah ply the Saginaw River.

Bay City Boat Lines today...

With a 3rd generation beginning to eye the lines, Bay City Boat Lines continues to provide a full range of public and private excursions from May to October. Daughter Michelle Judd handles reservations and marketing among other duties. For information regarding use of the Princess Wenonah or Islander contact Michelle during weekday office hours at (989) 893-0251 or by email through the link below.

Office (inside Bay City Antiques Center)

Hours by Appointment

1020 North Water St.

Bay City, MI 48708

Phone: 989-893-0251

Fax: 989-893-1424

Schedule Hotline: 855-891-2628 or 989-891-BOAT


Foot of 9th Street at Saginaw River

approximate address for google maps: 26 9th Street

Bay City, MI 48708

No phone line on-site


Limited seasonal positions may be

available for qualified candidates.

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