In 2010, we took a Fall trip to Wisconsin. Instead of driving through Chicago and its suburbs, we decided to travel across lake Michigan on the historic ferry S.S. Badger. It’s the only coal-fired steamship in the Great Lakes. They used to transport railroad cars in the hold, and load a few autos on top. The spindly ramp to the right is the former car ramp. Now automobiles and semi trucks use the hold.
It takes about 4 hours to make the 60-mile trip across the lake. Considering you’re not slogging through Chicago traffic, it works out pretty well.
The security dog has found a threat in the pavement. Or maybe it’s some interesting bird poop.
- Will the SS Badger Sail Into the 2013 Sunset? Part One (bigbasslakemi.wordpress.com)
- Will the SS Badger Sail Into the 2013 Sunset? Part Two (bigbasslakemi.wordpress.com)
- Lake Michigan town fears losing historic ferry (seattletimes.nwsource.com)