I’m planning a lap across North America (Canada one way, States the other) and one of the things I’d like to do is ferry across the Great Lakes. As far as I can tell the only Great Lake crossing still made is across Lake Michigan, and there’s two of them. The first is a modern high speed catamaran between Milwaukee & Muskegon, but the other one… that’s the one for me!
The S.S. Badger is a working National Historic Landmark, and the last coal fired passenger ferry in the US. (If anyone knows of a coal fired or otherwise steam powered ferry in Canada I’d like to know.) It runs between Manitowoc, WI and Ludington, MI, or about 75 miles north of the fast ferry.
Has anyone on here taken The Badger across Lake Michigan? Tips? Stories? I’ll take pics and write up my experience, but that won’t be until September.