Freight Rates | Flat Rate Fees | Heavy Equipment | Sacre Bleu

Businesses rely on the timely delivery of essential goods. Without it, they’re dead in the water. Since 1996, Shepler’s has been keeping coastal businesses on the Great Lakes afloat with reliable, on-time shipping of everything from heavy machinery to household goods. Our conscientious and thorough receiving system, secured quality storage facilities and set-your-watch-to-it door to door delivery are hallmarks of the Shepler name.

Serving the Mackinac Straits area as well as all of the upper Great Lakes for 70 years, Shepler’s knows how to deliver the goods.

Physical Address:
601 N State Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 250
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

For more information please call 906.643.9440 or email

“Our goal here at Shepler’s Freight Service is not to provide a service that gets your product to and from Mackinac Island. Our goal, or as we call it “our culture” here at Shepler’s Freight Service is to be the friendliest, fastest and most efficient freight company on the water. We strive every day to be the best at what we do and we constantly push to exceed your expectations. That is my job, making sure we exceed your expectations by providing First Class Service. Every guest. Every day.”

Chris Shepler

Freight Rates

Bulk Rates:

Rates are prorated per 100 pounds of freight, unless otherwise indicated.
Under 100 lbs. $5.50 minimum
Building Supplies and Tools:

100 – 5,000 lbs.


over 5,000 lbs.


Blocks, per pallet



Food & Beverages:

fish, meat, frozen, produce









$0.50 ea/$1.60 per 100

barrels/kegs, 1/2 keg (full)

$7.21 ea

all other food and beverage not listed above

Glass (fragile) $6.15
Hay $2.00 per bale
Horse Feed $3.60
(furniture, appliances, supplies)
Landscaping Materials $5.04
Lawn Equipment and Supplies $4.89

if under 100 lbs

$5.50 ea
Linens $7.25 ea
Miscellaneous Freight
(clothing, laundry, printed materials,
horseshoes, hotel amenities, souvenirs)

Flat Rate Fees

Bikes $6.50 ea
Carriages and Sleighs:

One Seater

$19.80 ea

Two Seater

$24.75 ea

Three Seater

$28.60 ea


$19.80 ea
Carts $27.50 ea
$5.50 per box
Hazardous Materials:

Anti-Freeze (single unit)

$3.80 ea

Anti-Freeze (55 gal. drum)

$7.70 ea

CO2 tanks

$7.05 ea

Gasoline (5 gallon can)

$5.15 ea

Propane Cylinders

$11.00 one way

Propane Tanks (large)

$35.00 one way
Returns (empty):
Beverage Returns

Aluminum can returns (1 bag)

$2.10 ea

Barrel return empties

$2.10 ea

Bottle return per case

$1.00 ea

Drums (55 gallon)

$9.50 ea


$25.00 round trip


0-12 foot: $75.00 round trip
13-20 foot: $125.00 round trip
20 foot: $185.00 round trip


$27.50 per cart

Cordwood (face cord)

$15.00 ea

Golf Carts

$27.00 ea


$6.00 ea


$25.00 RT


$85.00 ea

Heavy Equipment

Please Note: All motor vehicle permits must be obtained from the City of Mackinac Island and from the Mackinac Island State Park. For more information, please call (906) 847-3328 or fax (906) 847-6193. *British Landing Fee $300.
Class I
cars, pickups, and vans
Class II (10-40 tons)
diggers, backhoes, blacktoppers, rollers, dumptrucks, dozers, excavators
Class III (41-50 tons)
propane semi

Prices above based on round trip on Sacre Bleu

Sacre Bleu Deck Layout