Badger in the Mist

Ludingtons SP_0103, photo by Ron DeHaan Here’s the S.S. Badger heading out for Wisconsin. I rode the Badger many times in my Junior & Senior year of high school (Go Wausau East Lumberjacks!) to get from Michigan to Wisconsin. It was such a pleasant way to cross Lake Michigan, and at the prices they charged there … Continue reading Badger in the Mist

The Badger steams on

S.S. Badger – Ludington Mi., photo by RJE NPR has a feature on the upgrades to the SS Badger that allow the car ferry to continue to operate between Michigan and Wisconsin on Lake Michigan: A slice of history sails across Lake Michigan, carrying cars between Ludington, Mich., and Manitowoc, Wis. It’s the SS Badger: … Continue reading The Badger steams on

MSU Spartans face Wisconsin Badgers in first-ever Big Ten Championship!

SPARTANS!, photo by Mario.Q Drew Sharp writes that while the Legends and Leaders divisions were designed to showcase “the Big Four” of UM, Ohio State, Nebraska and Penn State, it’s two of the afterthoughts who meet in the first ever Big Ten title game this Saturday night (Dec 3) at 8:17 PM on FOX. With … Continue reading MSU Spartans face Wisconsin Badgers in first-ever Big Ten Championship!

The Badger – steaming out of summer

The Badger — Steaming out of the harbor, photo by Diann*. Diann says that the SS Badger leaving its home port of Ludington en route to Manitowoc, Wisconsin was the grand finale of a great Labor Day weekend. It’s one of a number of cool shots in her Trains, Tugs, and Ferries set (slideshow) and … Continue reading The Badger – steaming out of summer

Ludington from the SS Badger Car Ferry

Ludington, MI from the Bow of SS Badger, photo by Wigwam Jones. Yesterday on Absolute Michigan we took a look at the S.S. City of Milwaukee, a permanently moored rail car ferry museum (website). It seems only fitting that we give a nod to the S.S. Badger with a cool set of SS Badger photos … Continue reading Ludington from the SS Badger Car Ferry

Michigan Waterfalls: Root Beer Falls

6 Root Beer Falls, photo by David Hedquist One of the coolest things for me about making Michigan in Pictures is when I come across something in Michigan that there’s little to no information about online. Such is the case with Root Beer Falls (map), a roughly 8′ waterfall that is located a couple of miles north of Wakefield … Continue reading Michigan Waterfalls: Root Beer Falls

Waterfall Wednesday: Ogemaw Falls

Ogemaw Falls (4), photo by David Hedquist GoWaterfalling relegates Ogemaw Falls to its Minor Waterfalls page, but it looks like a very pretty spot nonetheless! Ogemaw Falls is a 12 foot drop on Ogemaw Creek in Baraga County Michigan. It is located off of Baraga Plains Road, which intersects with US-41 just a mile or so … Continue reading Waterfall Wednesday: Ogemaw Falls