A Legacy on the Lake
The S.S. Badger is the last coal-fired passenger steamship in operation in the United States. She has provided a fun, reliable and affordable shortcut across beautiful Lake Michigan for more than 60 years and has transported millions of passengers since her re-birth in 1992.
Her unique, bold character takes you back to a period of time when things were simpler – offering valuable time to slow down, relax and reconnect with those you love. She is the continuation of a unique and vital maritime tradition, and we celebrate that heritage on board in fun ways that educates and entertains. Her mission has changed from the days of carrying railroad cars 365 days a year, but the Badger’s role in the hearts of the areas she serves has not.