Key Milwaukee

May 2018

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Page 8 of 71 9 Travels at a speed of 34 knots (39 mph), taking passen - gers and vehicles across Lake Michigan in a short two and a half hours. Driving time from Milwaukee to Muskegon can take more than five hours. Remains one of the first cat - amaran-style auto/passenger ferries to enter service in the U.S. And it is privately owned, requiring no public subsidies. Carries more than 100,000 passengers each season, along with their cars and motorcycles. Each year, the Lake Express carries travelers from more than 50 countries. Offers a full range of amen - ities, from onboard dining to free Wi-Fi and a naviga- tion screen that tells trav- elers their location on the lake and identifies ships seen during the crossing. Doubles as a research vessel, providing impor - tant information to the University of Wiscon- sin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences. This year, the Lake Express again will make two crossings to Muskegon and two crossings from Musk - egon to Milwaukee daily during the spring (through June 14) and fall (Sept. 4-Oct. 24). Three round trips daily are available from June 15-Sept. 3. 100,000 passengers each season along with their cars and motorcycles Updated each winter to keep it a 21st century, state-of-the-art ship, the Lake Express: The 2018 season, which began in late April, is expected to see a major uptick in usage by mo- torcyclists, who prefer the Lake Express to arriving in Milwaukee via crowded and stress-in- ducing freeways. "We are gearing up for Harley-Davidson's 115th Anniversary Cel- ebration on Labor Day weekend," said Schultz. "We've expanded the on-board area available for motorcycles. And we are getting more reservations than in the past for the week before and the week after the celebration–showing Milwaukee's popularity as a destination." For additional info on the Lake Express, fare specials and other specifics, visit WE'VE GOT A RIDE FOR YOUR RIDE

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