S.S. Badger

Lake Michigan Car Ferry

"The S.S. Badger offers the largest cross-lake passenger service on the Great Lakes and an authentic steamship experience. The relaxing four-hour, 60-mile cruise takes passengers, autos, RVs, tour buses, motorcycles, bicycles, and commercial trucks across Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin." Read about our journeys on the S.S. Badger below. (Note: Most recent articles are closer to the top of the page.)

Great views are available from the bow of the Badger!

S.S. Badger Converts to CNG

Lake Michigan Carferry (LMC) has recently been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Wisconsin State Energy Office, this to begin the engineering work for converting the SS Badger from coal-fired boilers to natural gas as the fuel source.  Natural gas has tremendous potential to revolutionize travel...Read more


Rain clouds over Ludington, MI

Badger Reprise

It is not often that I get the opportunity to repeat many excursions - so when opportunity came knocking for a chance to sail once again on the Badger, I answered the door in a hurry! Read more


The SS Badger from Manitowoc shore

Big Ship...Fun Ports (Part 2)

You might be wondering what to do having disembarked from the S.S. Badger...  We had visited Manitowoc on one other occasion just less than two years ago, so at least... Read more


S.S. Badger coming into Manitowoc

Big Ship...Fun Ports (Part 1)

I have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to sail on the S.S. Badger since I first laid eyes on her back in 2003 during her 50th year anniversary celebration.  When I recently got a heads-up on a special promotion being done through the CVB in Manitowoc, I cleared my calendar... Read more