Lake Michigan High-Speed Car Ferry Options
One Great Lake -- Two Great Auto Ferry Options -- The Lake Express and SS Badger
This is a tale of two ferries.
The size of Lake Michigan causes many visitors to comment "it is just like the ocean." This size has long been a barrier for travel and commerce between Wisconsin and Michigan. In the past creative business people created ferries for transporting cars, trains and passengers over this great lake. During the peak of the ferries there were many of these mighty ships traveling to and from multiple locations in Michigan and Wisconsin.
The peak of ferry travel is long over. No longer are the ferries used to move large amounts of cargo -- railroad cars have not traveled aboard the ferries for decades. There are currently only two ferries left to provide cross-lake passage on Lake Michigan. One service, operated by Lake Michigan Car Ferry, runs the SS Badger. The other service, runs a boat called the Lake Express.
These ferries are in place primarily for recreational travel of their passengers. This does not mean the ferries only serve recreation, but their role in transport of the large freight cargos is substantially reduced. There are some business people that use the ferries as alternative transportation in their business travel and the larger of the two ferries, the SS Badger, is especially built to handle many oversize loads of merchandise and supplies heading from Michigan to Wisconsin and back.
This site is designed to help the potential ferry traveler to determine which ferry is the best choice for their needs.
Ferry Comparison Table
For more info: To contact ferry operators or for more information about Lake Michigan ferries or ferries in general, try the links at the top or bottom of this page or call them directly.
For more information about this Web site you may contact 231-206-0551 (this number only for information about advertising on this site)
This site has no connection with the Lake Express, the SS Badger or any of the companies operating these ferries. This site also has no connection with any companies mentioned on the site. The site is strictly a personal site intended to help potential ferry travelers. This is an independent site designed only to show the advantages of each ferry in different situations. Which ever ferry you choose -- it is worth the trip.