The Lake Express ferry between Milwaukee and Muskegon, Michigan will dock and turn around in 45 minutes instead of 30 this summer.
Ferry president Ken Szallai says the move will provide more time for the crew to dock, unload passengers and vehicles and reload for a return trip.
Szallai says last year's half-hour stop was too short, especially during bad weather when travelling and docking took longer.
Some 100-thousand passengers crossed the lake last year.
The Lake Express plans three round trips a day from May 14th through October second.
The service will be reduced to two round trips a day during the fall and early winter. The service is scheduled to end December 31st.