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Steam Dream

Here we go again. We’re jumping forward into the past to see (for the first time for some) or relive what we recall of a past that is slowly, quietly slipping away, soon to disappear. As everything becomes digitized, it is so tempting to accept that experience as “the real thing.” Just a few weeks ago, science discovered even more data about The Titanic. If you’re a mature individual, Titanic is permanently etched into your very DNA. As children, we were riveted to the story of that tragic sea crossing, so the point where most of us can still recount individual tales of the devastating loss of life. We don’t need to re-live it on our mobile devices, because our memory encourages us to never forget. Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping…..

But, now to happier thoughts. Let’s raise a glass and give thanks to those thoughtful and sometimes impish people who continue to keep the past in the present. Watch the video below as we marvel and applaud those thoughtful characters who never say never when it comes to never forgetting. Sit back and enjoy – or relive – the simple pleasure of riding on a steam ferry in the Great Lakes on the SS Badger, the last coal-fired steamship in the US. The S.S. Badger is the largest car ferry to ever sail Lake Michigan and has provided a safe, fun, and reliable shortcut across the inland sea for 67 years. The ferry takes passengers, autos, RVs, tour buses, motorcycles, bicycles, and commercial trucks across Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin from mid-May through mid-October.

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If nothing else, your kids and your grandkids need to experience this. (And, of course, you’ll feel like one of them, too.)

Click here to learn more about the SS Badger and book tickets and more.

It’s the USA. You’re going to need a car. Hertz has them. Click here to book.

Keep with the days-gone-by theme: the Ventura Motel feels like a step back in time. Click here.

Count on TripAdvisor to keep you occupied. Click here to look and book in Ludington, Michigan.

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