Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lake Express Ferry

I had to rush to make it in time, but I was able to catch this shot of the Lake Express Ferry as it docked at its home on Milwaukee's South Shore last night. I had no idea that the ferry would come as close to shore as it did, or that I'd be able to get a shot like this. The ferry travels between Milwaukee and Muskeon, Michigan, and makes three round-trips daily in the summer, and two round-trips in the spring and fall. It will save you some time on your trip to the other side of Lake Michigan, but it is rather expensive.


Kim said...

Wow! It's so close. How deep is the water there by the shore? And, not knowing the distances between the places you mention, how long a ferry ride does that end up being? The ferries here on Puget Sound are way expensive compared to when I was in college here. Back then it was pretty common to get on a ferry to read and study. It's too dear for that now.
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Karl said...


I believe it's a two-and-a-half hour ride. Given that Wisconsin is in the Central Time Zone, and Michigan is in the east, it makes reading the timetable a bit of a challenge. :)

I read the specs on the boat from the website, and the ferry only has about 8 feet below the water.