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Monday, August 30, 2010

SS Badger lands in Ludington

At least once in your lifetime you want to make the Lake Michigan crossing on the SS Badger which is still going strong at age 59. It is huge. It swallows up cars and campers, semis and motorhomes. The upper deck has reclining lounge chairs upon which you can watch the dazzling blue skies overhead. Not into that? Enjoy a movie in the theatre one deck below, or the little maritime museum, a cute gift boatique, and plenty of food and beverage service. We boarded in Ludington and using coal to fuel the steam-powered engine, it took 4 hours for the passenger ship to make the trip across the lake at a top speed of 24 mph. We thoroughly enjoyed!

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