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#63799 - 12/04/08 02:04 PM Ferry from Michigan to Door County
fra02441 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/02
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Loc: old bridge, new jersey,usa
I might be in the Escanaba Mi area and want to know if there is a ferry that goes anywhere near the door county area?
Fran

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#63800 - 12/04/08 10:45 PM Re: Ferry from Michigan to Door County
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Not in the winter.

The Spirit of LaSalle Cruise Line is a passenger ferry between Menominee, Michigan, and Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, but it only operates from mid-May to mid-October.

The only ferry from or to Wisconsin that operates in the winter is the USS Badger between Manitowoc, WI and Ludington, MI.
http://www.ssbadger.com/newhome.aspx

The Lake Express between Muskegon and Milwaukee does not operate in the winter.
http://www.lake-express.com/schedule/index.aspx
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#63801 - 12/04/08 10:53 PM Re: Ferry from Michigan to Door County
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Registered: 07/08/99
Posts: 470
Loc: Janesville,WI USA
Just adding a side note to Suzanne's post
The S.S. Badger is done until Spring of next year...

http://www.ssbadger.com/content.aspx?Page=Schedule

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#63802 - 12/05/08 12:54 AM Re: Ferry from Michigan to Door County
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You are right Pam, I didn't look far enough down on the link I listed above. Yes, it says their season is over. I thought the Badger used to run a longer season than the Lake Express.

Anyway, it is WINTER up here now. BRRRRR and the SNOW has started to fall.
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#63803 - 12/05/08 01:58 AM Re: Ferry from Michigan to Door County
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Registered: 07/08/99
Posts: 470
Loc: Janesville,WI USA
Snow and cold is right Suzanne....
Fran, are you sure you want to come here this time of year?

Although the best images are snow images, IMHO!

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#63804 - 12/05/08 02:06 AM Re: Ferry from Michigan to Door County
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Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 1290
Loc: Madison, Wisconsin USA
There is one Ferry that does run all winter long, The Arni J. Richter between Door County and Washington Island. Watch it cut through the ice on these videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoP59gmb9Co&feature=related

You might recognize a few WILD and FORI members in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzO8MroZMIw&feature=related
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Suzanne Murphy
President, Wisconsin Lighthouse District (WILD)

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#63805 - 12/05/08 12:06 PM Re: Ferry from Michigan to Door County
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Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 904
Loc: old bridge, new jersey,usa
I am planning on doing this in June. I plan to go to the Fond du Lac area then drive up to Grassy Island, Menomnee, Sand Point Escanaba then Peninsula and back around to Kewaunee, Rawley and down to Illinois. I was thinking if I can get a ferry from around Peninsula light or Sand Point to Door county it would save driving time.

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#63806 - 03/20/09 09:53 PM Re: Ferry from Michigan to Door County
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Loc: Newaygo, Michigan
June of 2009? Where do I fall into all of this?! pillowfight The only two car ferries across the Lake are Lake Express and the Badger.

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