The Utah Department of Transportation has awarded a construction contract
to Mark Steel Corp. of Salt Lake City for a new Lake Powell ferry
-boat at Hall's Crossing.
Known as the builder of John Atlantic Burr - the lake's exclusive ferry since 1985, Mark Steel is scheduled to begin construction of the 150 ft. (45.7 m) vessel for a September 2000 launching. Designed by M.D.A. Marine Design Associates of Victoria, B.C., Canada, the ferry's namesake honors Charles A. Hall, the pioneer who operated the first ferry-boat across the Colorado River.