Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping Online 2nd annual Boatnerd Gatherings
Trip on the Lake Michigan Carferry Badger June 2, 2001
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The series kicks off with a trip aboard the Carferry Badger. The Badger is the last carferry operating on the lakes. Our crossing takes us from Ludington, MI. to Manitowoc, WI. The Lake Michigan Carferry has offered a special rate on the crossing and a stay in the "Badger Boatel" Friday night. Those staying onboard will be treated to limited tours of the pilot house and engine room of the last coal fired vessel on the Lakes.
The Lake Michigan Carferry has offered our group a special rate of $42 per person for the round-trip cruise and $55 for the Boatel state room (2 single beds and includes a continental breakfast).
For those who wish to arrive from the west, your trip on the Badger will begin with the 2:00 pm sailing from Manitowoc, WI. on Friday and an over night stay in the "Badger Boatel" Friday night. You will return with the group on Saturday morning.
Friday, June 1
Meet on the Badger tentative tours and informal meeting.
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Saturday, June 2
Departure for Manitowoc.
8:30 a.m. (Eastern time)
Open meeting, presentation (location to be determined) during cruise to Manitowoc.
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Central time)
Arrive Manitowoc, optional tour of the Maritime Museum and WWII submarine.
Opportunity to explore Manitowoc or the many lighthouses in the area.
The Badger will depart on shoreline cruise on the Manitowoc side, taking this cruise is an option for additional cost.
11:30 a.m. (Central time)
Depart Manitowoc for Ludington.
6:00 p.m. (Central time)
Open meeting, presentation (location to be determined) during cruise to Ludington.
6:00 p.m. (Central Time) - 11:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Space is limited, to reserve your spot click on the link below.
Lake Michigtan Carferry web site