Lake Express

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Lake Express High-Speed Ferry
Area served
Lake Michigan
Key people
Ken Szallai, President
ServicesPassenger transportation
Freight transportation
Lake Express at Muskegon

Lake Express High-Speed Ferry is an American company that operates a seasonal ferry service across Lake Michigan between Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Muskegon, Michigan. The Lake Express Milwaukee terminal and the company headquarters are located near the Port of Milwaukee. Their ferry travels a distance of 80 miles, in two and a half hours, across Lake Michigan.[1]


Lake Express commenced operations on 1 June 2004. The service is the first regular ferry operation to connect Milwaukee and Muskegon since Milwaukee Clipper service was discontinued in 1970.[2]


Lake Express operates one vessel with a capacity of 250 passengers and 46 vehicles.[2]

Name Built Entered service Tonnage Notes
Lake Express 2004 2004 3,000 GT


  1. ^ Toni Stroud, "A new shortcut across the lake" Chicago Tribune, June 13, 2004.
  2. ^ a b Alexander, Dave (May 2, 2013). "Ten years and going strong: Lake Express begins its 2013 Muskegon-Milwaukee sailing season Friday". Muskegon Chronicle. Retrieved November 16, 2015.