Saturday, October 11, 2014

Taking a Ride on the Lake Michigan Car Ferry

The  S. S. Badger provides car ferry service between Ludington, Michigan, where the ship is based, and Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

A view of the mouth of the Manitowoc River from the top deck of the S. S. Badger

It operates from mid-May to late October and makes 2 round-trip crossings during the summer travel season.  It is one of two car ferry services operating on Lake Michigan.

Leaving Manitowoc behind

The continued operation of the S .S. Badger is threatened due to its coal-fired engine, which results in the dumping of 500 tons of ash into Lake Michigan each year.

A calm lake on this crossing

Photos by Retiribg Guy

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