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Lake Express launches first sail of the season

The ferry is in its 15th season
Posted at 6:51 PM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-28 08:48:41-04

MILWAUKEE, WI - Launching its 15th season of service Friday, a Milwaukee staple set sail on Lake Michigan. 

“We have people who ride every opening day just to experience it," said VP of Marketing, Aaron Schultz.  

"For them, it’s a way to kick off summer," he continued.  

The ferry seats 248 passengers and only takes about two and a half hours to cross Lake Michigan —a voyage with senior Captain John Rogers at the helm for the season opener. 

“We’re just really looking forward to a good season," Captain Rogers said. 

"And making people happy, taking them where they want to go," he continued. 

The Lake Express is touted as the first high-speed auto ferry to operate in the U.S. —and this season alone, the crew plans to make more than 800 lake crossings from Milwaukee to Muskegon, Michigan. 

For more information on the season's travel schedule check here.