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The S.S. Badger is a landmark of Ludington, with its magical steamship ride from Ludington to Wisconsin.

The Badger is operating this summer, and some of the upcoming cruises still have openings. Here are two cruises still on the books.

Pirates of Lake Michigan Cruise

If you’re a pirate enthusiast, then mark Wednesday, July 22, on your calendar or in your phone. That’s when the S.S. Badger has a special, pirate-themed ride, where attendees are encouraged to dress in their best pirate costumes. Passengers will board the ship at 8:30 p.m., and the Badger will take off from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Bon Voyage to Summer Cruise

Say farewell to summer with the Bon Voyage to Summer Cruise, set for Wednesday, Aug. 12. The cruise promises “tropical drinks and warm breezes,” plus a chance to relax before fall kicks in.

Space for all cruises this summer is restricted, so those who would like to attend are encouraged to purchase tickets online, by calling 1-800-841-4243 or by going to the Badger’s Ludington ticket office

For more information, head to the S.S. Badger’s website.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at!