I decided shortly before leaving to take the Badger across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc. I sailed on her last year returning from Wisconsin and enjoyed it so figured I'd do this time round trip. There is a possibility that this will be the last year the Badger will run and you never know when these opportunities will disappear so I took it.
If you have a chance to take the Badger, I encourage you to do so. There are factors in play that my have the ship laid up after this sailing season. She is a beautiful ship and an icon of another era.