SS Badger Blog

While the S.S. Badger made its final crossing of the 2018 sailing season Oct. 14, the crew was hard at work preparing it for winter. Here’s a sneak peek of what goes into winterizing the last coal-fired steamship in the United States.
The S.S. Badger is the perfect way to explore fall! Enjoy the autumn sights in the shoreline towns of Ludington and Manitowoc, or turn your trip into a longer excursion. Either way, fall’s natural display plus seasonal events abound.
Calling all Cheeseheads and Badgers! Show your Wisconsin team spirit on the newest S.S. Badger Cruise — the GO Packers - GO Badgers Shoreline Cruise, Sept. 1, along the Wisconsin shoreline of Lake Michigan.
Sailing aboard the S.S. Badger isn’t just about convenience — it can help you create a memorable Lake Michigan loop tour vacation.
With a month left of summer break, there is still time to plan a special getaway with your grandkids. We've got you covered with a Lake Michigan cruise aboard America's last coal-fired steamship!
You know it’s summer when the S.S. Badger adds a second daily sail across Lake Michigan – and we’re gearing up for it June 15! Guests can depart out of Ludington at 9 a.m. or 8:45 p.m. ET, and Manitowoc at 2 p.m. or 1:30 a.m. CT. If you book now, you can lock in the best-value crossing rate!
Want a taste of the S.S. Badger without the four-hour crossing? A shoreline “mini” cruise may be just the ticket.
As a one-of-a-kind maritime attraction with 65 years of history, the S.S. Badger offers unique and exciting job opportunities. That’s why many of our staff return each season to join the crew – and SO CAN YOU!
For 22 years, Senior Chief Engineer Chuck Cart has been tethered to the S.S. Badger 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. And he wouldn't have it any other way.
Welcome to the Badger Blog! We're excited to share what's happening on our big ship. Look here for the latest news - from sailing dates, to new ship features, to shipmate profiles. You'll also find travel ideas to help you build a great vacation itinerary using the Badger as one leg of your trip.