Great Lakes Tour – Day 19

WHERE: Ludington, Michigan -> across Lake Michigan on the USS Badger -> Manitowoc, Wisconsin -> Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

WEATHER: COLD & WINDY with slight rain showers on & off, High:46*

We get up and have a light breakfast at the hotel and leave by 8:30. We are at the dock, line up, check in and board the last coal fired ship/ferry still sailing the Great Lakes – the USS Badger. It is a 4 hour crossing on Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

We aren’t the first Model A’s to take a ride on the USS Badger.
It is very cold & windy, so not staying out on the deck very long.
Lighthouse at Ludington
Lake Michigan – one huge lake. As the waves pick up (up to 10 feet) the ride becomes rougher and I feel rough – no longer smiling – and loose my breakfast.
Beautiful site with sunrays welcoming us into Manitowoc, Wisconsin

We get off in Manitowoc and need to drive 83 miles to our hotel in Sturgeon.

We check in and have a small Happy Hour in Bob & Marilynn’s suite. Then it is off to the “Fish Boil”.

We then go inside and have a great dinner of : white fish, red potatoes, carrots and onions. We finish it off with cherry cobbler and ice cream.

“FISH BOIL” dinner

That is all for today. It is already down to 36*, wonder if things will freeze tonight.