[Michlib-l] Rural Libraries Conference

Evelyn Lyzenga evielyzenga at alleganlibrary.org
Mon Apr 28 15:06:49 EDT 2014

I called Shepler's this morning and spoke to them. They only have empty
vehicles on the deck. We will be in a warm cabinet on the barge to over to
the island. I talk to her quite extensively and I have no qualls about
going over even after looking at the video link you posted. This is the way
it is this time of year, maybe not every year but certainly this year. I do
not believe that Sheplers will try to endanger us. They did tell me that
the ferry ride will be at least 40 minutes each way.

My husband and I are going. It is always better to talk to the horse's
mouth to get the right scoop on things.

Evie Lyzenga

Evie Lyzenga
Administrative Assistant
Allegan District Library
Ph: 269-673-4625
Email: evielyzenga at alleganlibrary.org

On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM, Nannette Miller <erdl at elkrapidsnet.com>wrote:

> I seem to have stirred up some folks by asking if anyone else was
> cancelling going to the conference.  I did not mean to suggest that
> Shepler’s would ever endanger any passengers, but that is part of my
> concern.  If any ferry trips have to be cancelled it will make getting on
> and off the Island that much more difficult, and expensive.  Someone
> suggested that the Library of Michigan will reimburse us if we fly.  Is
> that true?  I haven’t seen that anywhere.  All I am saying is I am not
> willing to ride in a bus strapped to the deck of the *Sacre Bleu* going 5
> mph through the ice for an hour.  That’s assuming conditions permit
> strapping buses and vans to the deck.  If they aren’t then they can take 54
> people at a time.
> It is my *personal opinion* that there is cause for concern.  Maybe those
> of us who live on the Great Lakes have a little more respect for their
> power.
> Everything will probably be fine, and I hope you all have a great
> conference.  I am really sorry we will miss it.
> Nannette Miller
> Elk Rapids District Library
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