Lake Express Ferry returns for 2020 season

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- After about a month of delay, the Lake Express Ferry has launched its 2020 travel season, providing four daily high-speed ferry trips between Milwaukee and Muskegon, Michigan. 

The four-engine-powered ship provides the fastest ferry service on Lake Michigan with each trip taking only two and a half hours. It's available to carry cars, motorcycles, bicycles and pets. 

The ferry will make two daily round-trip crossings through July 1, and will add additional crossings on July 2.

According to a news release, Lake Express is implementing guidance from state health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission within the Lake Express facilities and ship.

Measures to mitigate risk, include:

  • Passengers being required to complete self-assessment questions prior to arriving on site;
  • All travelers and Lake Express workers being required to participate in temperature screenings prior to entry into Lake Express facilities, including the vessel;
  • Face coverings are required for all staff members and passengers aged 3 and older; and
  • Implementing social distancing measures, which will include limiting the number of passengers allowed to travel on each trip along with sections of seating being closed to maintain proper distancing of passsengers.

Reservations can be made online HERE, in person at the Milwaukee or Muskegon terminals, or by calling 866 914-1010.

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