The Lake Express

Today was the day for the Lake Express to take anyone who had $ 10 across Lake Michigan on a high speed ferry.  Lake crossing takes about 90 minutes.   Mike went up to Frankfort to relieve our CVB Director from taking money and letting her go on the ride.  I was busy with a bunch of golfers at the Wayfarer, trying to get them off to their scheduled game at Arcadia Bluffs

Feast your eyes on the pictures Mike took for me:

Look at all the people waiting to get on the boat!

standing in line…

Ummmm….not for me. I would not feel good on that choppy lake, no matter how large the barge.

Se the double hull?  The Captain of the Lake Express, retired Coast Guard,  he told Mike that someone in a kayak went between those two hulls while the motor was still running as they arrived here yesterday  😯

Last but not least, a tug boat 🙂

Never a dull moment (in a good way)

The short version of what’s below:

Come to Frankfort for a day of excitement.

read on

Lake Express at her slip in Muskegon, Michigan...

Image via Wikipedia

Announcing a Special Event in Frankfort.  For one day only, on  Sunday June 5, 2011  the Lake Express is coming to town.  I’ll just post what they want you to know.
“Join us in Frankfort, Michigan on June 5, 2011 for a day of open house tours of Lake Michigan’s high speed ferry and two special excursions on Lake Michigan.

Sunday June 5th will include a variety of on-shore activities and a special opportunity to view the Lake Express up close and meet members of the ship’s crew during a tour of the ship.


The Lake Express will be available to the public for free tours from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Immediately following the morning Free Tour portion of the visit, the Lake Express will hold two special reservation-only tours and excursions. Reserved tickets will allow a limited number of people the special opportunity to experience a ride on the nation’s first high speed auto-passenger ferry. Riders will be taken on a full speed run on Lake Michigan where they will be treated to the unique blend of modern amenities and speed that have been mainstays of the Lake Express service between Milwaukee and Muskegon since 2004.

Advanced reservations for the 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. excursions are available through the links below. $10 per person – proceeds from each trip will be donated to benefit Frankfort-area community groups.


The Lake Express will arrive at Lake Betsie the evening of Saturday June 4th after completing a record-breaking speed run from Kewaunee, Wisconsin – crossing Lake Michigan in just 1-1/2 hours, the fastest ever crossing of Lake Michigan by a ferry.


Tickets will be available for pick up at the event. Reservations are recommended because space is limited.

*Reservations originally made for the postponed May event will be honored at the June event.

Visit this website for more information and to

reserve your tickets today.”