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S.S. Badger Continues Work to Improve Ash Discharge
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S.S. Badger Continues Work to Improve Ash Discharge

05-May-2014

The beloved old-style “bell boat” and last Great Lakes coal-fueled car ferry, the S.S. Badger, is undergoing some radical improvements. The 411-foot Badger, now in its 60th year of service, travels between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin and has proven a vital link for Great.... Read More

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Picturesque Pentwater

Picturesque Pentwater

Pentwater, Michigan
01-Aug-2018

Midway up the western coast of Michigan, tucked in the Pere Marquette State Forest between Silver Lake and Ludington, the village of Pentwater is the perfect place to spend the day, the week, or the entire summer. The serenity and natural beauty of this coastal village is on full display, and its easy-going atmosphere invites one to slow down and take a deep breath — to sit a spell. This historic port city knows how to roll out the summer welcome mat, with a fabulous shoreline, warm sand and plenty of activities for all ages. Beyond the beaches and the waters, Pentwater is also known for its vibrant music and art scenes, with jazzy tunes and creative works often heard and seen throughout the week by those exploring the village. With access to Lake Michigan and the quiet harbor in Pentwater Lake, (originally Middlesex and later renamed Pentwater from “pent up waters”), the village was founded in 1867 by Charles Mears to ship lumber. Back in the day, the channel to the 500-acre Pentwater Lake was notoriously shallow, restricting access for many larger boats. Over the years the village (and channel depth) grew, notably as manufacturing, food processing and fis.....

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