This week Wednesday my travel buddy, Abby, and I set out for one of, if not the, busiest ports on the Great Lakes. I’d not visited Duluth, Minnesota before and was anxious to see how things operated there shipping-wise.
To avoid the hassle of Chicago traffic, we jumped on the 410-foot SS Badger car ferry in Ludington for the very relaxing four-hour trip across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
The ship, launched in 1953, showed signs of wear obviously, but offered quite comfortable seating along with a movie lounge, gift shop, a maritime museum, and Bingo in the main lounge for those so inclined (which didn’t include me 😜). There were also lots of outdoor seats for those wanting to enjoy the warm fresh air on the beautiful day we sailed. My only concern was that Abby had to stay alone in our truck on the auto deck during the trip. Thankfully she did just fine.
Our 90-mile crossing complete, we headed northeast towards Duluth.
—–stay tuned as our journey continues—–