I took the high-speed ferry across Lake Michigan -- and it made for the coolest experience
Maybe you’re in Michigan, with family in Wisconsin (or vice versa). Or perhaps you’re planning some sort of trip across state lines, and you came across the idea of using a ferry to save some time around the Great Lakes.
Lake Express ferry returning for full 2021 season from Muskegon to Milwaukee
MUSKEGON, MI – The daily ferry that runs across Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Muskegon is opening for the season on May 7. From May 7 through June 16, the ferry will be making four daily trips across Lake Michigan. The summer season from June 17 though Sept. 6 will feature six crossings to include evening sailings. Lake Express has been ferrying passengers on the 80-mile journey across Lake Michigan since 2004. Tickets for the Lake Express can be bought online or by phone 866-914-1010.mlive.com
Holding company buys Lake Michigan car ferry SS Badger
LUDINGTON, Mich. – A coal-fired ferry that carries people and cars across Lake Michigan between Michigan and Wisconsin has been sold. Interlake Holding Co. announced Wednesday that it bought the SS Badger, The Ludington Daily News reported. The Middleburg Heights, Ohio-based company also purchased the tug-barge Undaunted/Pere Marquette 41, the mothballed ferry SS Spartan, and the Lake Michigan Carferry and Pere Marquette Shipping companies. “I think we’ve always been interested in the Pere Marquette and the Badger,” said Mark Barker, Interlake president. The 410-foot (125-meter) SS Badger launched in 1952 and hauled railcars across Lake Michigan from 1953 to 1990.
Mackinac Island winter ferry delights with holiday lights, Christmas tree on deck
As in past years, Mackinac Island ferry fans were delighted recently to see pictures showing The Mighty Huron decked out for the holiday season. A Christmas tree stands sentry on the upper deck of Star Line's Huron ferry. If you’re planning a winter trip to Mackinac Island, check the tourism bureau’s website to see what businesses are open year-round. Departing Mackinac Island after the 2020 Christmas Tree lighting. Posted by Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry on Sunday, December 6, 2020READ MOREHow a Mackinac Island mansion’s playhouse became Grand Hotel’s fine dining showpiecemlive.com
Michigan company announces daily, nightly trips to Mackinac Island on pirate ship
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – A Michigan ferry boat company announced it will offer daily and evening rides to Mackinac Island on what appears to be an actual pirate ship. Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, out of Mackinaw City, announced the Mackinac Pirate Adventure Tour trips will begin June 19. The company’s pirate ship, Good Fortune, will take passengers to Mackinac Island from Mackinaw City five times per day during peak season. Good Fortune (Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry)Company officials said the ship has water cannons for children and a bar for adults on nightly cruises. Good Fortune (Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry)
Honoring Mister Rogers
Photo by Mary Anne Brush As part of World Kindness Day Nov. 13, Ferry students channeled their inne...An active subscription to the Grosse Pointe News is required to view this article. Please login or purchase a subscription by clicking here. Subscribers who want to reset their password can click heregrossepointenews.com