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

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

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

Coming Home

Coming Home, photo by David Frey David got a great shot of the SS Badger car ferry arriving in Ludington on its last crossing of Lake Michigan for the 2014 season. View his photo background bigtacular and see more of his Ludington photos right here. More SS Badger pics on Michigan in Pictures!  

The Oldest Ship on the Great Lakes: The St. Mary’s Challenger

Departing…….., photo by smiles7 7 years ago I shared the story of the Southdown Challenger on Michigan in Pictures. I was happy to see that the oldest operational freighter on the Great Lakes is still in action. The feature on the St. Marys Challenger on Boatnerd.com begins: Currently holding the honors of being the oldest lake … Continue reading The Oldest Ship on the Great Lakes: The St. Mary’s Challenger

Early Morning in Ludington

Early Morning in Ludington, photo by mandj98. The car ferry Badger (left) gets ready to make a trip across Lake Michigan to Wisconsin. The other ship is the Spartan. The 420′ Badger is the largest car ferry ever to sail Lake Michigan. When I was young, there were people who’d just ride back and forth … Continue reading Early Morning in Ludington