New way from SFGAm to MIA and back

Friday, January 10, 2003 7:30 PM

If you live around Chicago or Michigan, this may be the perfect way to get from SFGAm to MIA and vice versa without dealing with the headaches of car travel through northwest Indiana and Chicago.

I am assuming St. Josephs is near Muskegon (MIA)and I know for a fact that Waukegan is right near SFGAm. Check this article out from the Muskegon Chronicle,

http://www.mlive.com/news/muchronicle/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news-1/104213070334250.xml

You can also read an article from the Chicago Tribune about this story (if you are a member which is free)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-030110ferry,1,7572128.story?coll=chi%2Dnews%2Dhed

'Hey Magnumforce, here is your calling' :)

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*** This post was edited by Chitown on 1/11/2003. ***

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Friday, January 10, 2003 7:42 PM
Hope they don't name their ship "Edmund Fitzgerald!"

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Friday, January 10, 2003 8:10 PM

HAHA there we go Chitown Thats what I am talking about LOL.

Belive it or not I have thought about taking the ferry across the lake even before it went to Waukegon. Woudl be a fun trip. St. Joe is pretty far south though. At least an hour and a half, maybe two from MIA. But I live by Toledo anyway.

But as much of a pain in the butt as it sometimes can be I'll still drive. But this may be a viable option someday. 2 hours to wakegon is less then it would take driving through a traffic Jam. I woudl be a lot more interested if it was a car ferry like those from Muskegon to Manitowoc. But thats just too slow, and too far from Chicago.

Can't wait to get out there for BuzzCon this year.

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*** This post was edited by MagnumForce on 1/11/2003. ***

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Friday, January 10, 2003 8:15 PM

Is St. Joseph really that far from Muskegon? argghh!!! Oh well, its still a cool way to get over the lake and at a pretty good rate of speed to(the article says from Waukegan to St. Joseph is about 2 hours.

Well, if you live near St. Joseph and want to visit SFGAm, this is a good alternative.

'Chitown', who is destined to get Magnumforce a purty Duck. :)

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Friday, January 10, 2003 8:26 PM

I might have to go to the army surplus and pick one up one of these days Chitown. ;)

Yeah St. Joe is pretty much just north of Michigan City but still in Michigan.

But that works better for me anyway as I live way down south.

If you have Acrobat here is a map of the southwest corner of the state. Muskegon is at the very top and St. Joe is down at the bottom.

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mi_section9_17462_7.pdf

I live in Hudson, at the bottom halfway between Hillsdale and Adrian. In the middle of cornfields. That woudl be this map.

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mi_section10_17463_7.pdf

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Friday, January 10, 2003 11:32 PM

St. Joe/Benton Harbor is approx. 25miles north of the Indiana border. I'm in South Haven which is 25miles north of St. Joe, but with the speeds that the average driver goes on I-94 are well over the legal limits. Usually, it takes me 2 hours and 20 minutes for the 180mile (approx) journey. Everyone flies on I-94!
The only time it would really help would be if someone in this area wanted to arrive at opening. Then us "michiganders" might beable to enjoy that extra hour of sleep instead of wasting it in traffic!
.....Now that I think about it, maybe I'll have to take this ferry acouple times this year :)

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Saturday, January 11, 2003 4:08 AM

Back in May I found some info about two different operators looking to start up ferry service from Muskegon. It looks like now there's only one operator still moving forward on plans (though delayed now from 2003 to 2004).

It's to be a high-speed ferry between Milwaukee and Muskegon, with the trip supposedly taking 2 hours.

Info: http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/jul02/59230.asp and http://www.wzzm13.com/lakeshore/lakeshoredefault.asp?cmd=view&articleid=5170 (do a Google search and you'll probably find more)

Sounds very tentative at this point, but it'd be a nice option if it does get off the ground.

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Saturday, January 11, 2003 5:09 AM

mapquest says 88 miles between st joseph and muskegon. and this is a people ferry, not a vehicle ferry so you have a long walk once you get to the michigan side. maybe ST Chick can give everyone a lift.. ha ha.

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Saturday, January 11, 2003 10:33 AM
Don't forget that it said passenger only, no cars. At least initially.

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