On the S.S. Badger with Onekama's Fifth Graders

Yesterday the Onekama fifth grade went to ride across Lake Michigan on the S.S. Badger. When we got there the ship did not look very big but when we got in the ship it seemed to be huge. Our guide took us to a room in the back of the boat and told us were the rooms were and she told us the rules of the boat. When she was done talking we got to go check out the ship. We all were up on deck when the captain blew the horn to signal that we were about to leave the dock. We all wanted to see the ship take off. When the boat left the canal we went to the gift shop I bought a cheese head. After that we went to the arcade most of the games were out of order though. They were playing Hotel for Dogs in the theater. I watched a little bit of that because I've seen that movie a lot. After we got to Manitowoc, Wisconsin we went to the Maritime Museum. There we toured a submarine and checked out their exhibits. It was awesome there was a room that you could build your own boat and sail it through canals and through a mini Sue Locks under bridges and down rivers. There was a virtual fishing and we got to buy Torpedo Juice (Root Beer). That tasted really good. After the museum we had to get back on the boat to go back to Michigan. Once we got back we road back to school and that was the end of the trip. I had a great time on the Badger I hope my family goes on it to stay in Wisconsin. ~ Hunter E.

Yesterday I went on the badger. We road the bus there and then they put the bus on the boat. On the way to Wisconsin I watched hotel for dogs on the way there and played in the arcade. Taya and I were partners on the badger.  We ate lunch and walked on the upper deck. In Wisconsin we got to go to the museum. We got a tour of a submarine. Then we went on the boat and went back to Michigan. The badger was fun. ~Keegan

Yesterday I went on the Badger that takes you to Wisconsin and back we went to a museum in Wisconsin. It was so much fun on a boat with all my friends.  ~Larissa

Yesterday we went on the Badger. We had an awesome time. It was really fun when we left the dock. I thought the boat was huge. The Badger is the biggest steam boat in the world. I liked the gift shop a lot. The movies that were playing were The Hotel for Dogs and The Tale of Despereaux. I lied watching the movies. I also liked the sub at the museum it was really cool! There were a lot of other really cool things. The Badger was really fun it was a really cool boat on the inside and outside. ~Alyssan

Yesterday we went on the badger it was a lot of fun. There was an arcade on the badger a movie theater to. I really liked the badger. ~Hunter M.

On 6/3/09 we went to the badger. It was a four hour trip there and back. Most people went on deck. They had a movie playing there and back. It was so much fun on the SS Badger. ~Courtney M.

Yesterday the 5th grade went on the badger. The badger takes 4 hours to cross. It is 60 miles across the lake. The badger is the biggest coal powered boat in the world.  The badger was really fun. ~Braden

Yesterday we went on the S.S. Badger. We had to take a half hour drive to get to the badger. Then we got all of us together and we got on the boat. My sister came with me and on the way there we played bingo and wotched the movie Hotel for dogs. When we got there we went to the maritime museum. I played this fishing game and got some torpedo juice. Then on the way bake me and my sister toke a nap. I had a lot of fun with my sister on the S.S. Badger.  ~Randy

Yesterday my class went on the S.S Badger. It took 1 hour to get to Ludington. Then we got on the Badger and put our stuff in a room. It took 4 hours to get to Wisconsin. When we got to Wisconsin we went to the museum. Then we got to go in a submarine. After we did that we went back on the S.S Badger we headed back to Michigan. Are trip was so much fun. ~Rhianan

Yesterday I went on the S.S Badger. It was an awesome trip!! I would love to do it again. Me and Logan were playing Bingo a lot on the trip there I won a free popcorn and stuff. Logan won a lot of stuff. And after that we went to the Maritime Museum that was awesome we got a tour of the sub there. And at the end we got to go to the gift shop and get Torpedo Juice it is Root Beer. And it is so good. On the Badger Trip we had so much fun and we got to learn a lot. ~Jack

On June 3, 2009 we went on the Badger. It was so fun. The trip was 4 hours there and 4 hours back. I played bingo and other stuff. When we got off the boat in Wisconsin we went to a museum. It was so cool. We went on a submarine. It was the best field trip ever!!!!!!! =) ~Jon A.

Yesterday I went on the S.S Badger it was awesome. They had a movie theater I watched hotel for dogs. The also had an arcade. It was awesome. After the movie we went to the museum it was fun. I got torpedo juice. After the Wisconsin museum. We went back to Michigan it was fun. ~Kim

Yesterday me and my class went on a trip to Wisconsin on the badger. It was fun! We got to go to a museum. At the museum we got to go on a submarine tour. It was cool! I was  partners for the trip. The Badger is 410 feet long. The badger burns coal. The trip was fun!!! ~Jessica N.

Yesterday the 5th grade went on the S.S. Badger. I played BINGO a lot but I never won. It took us four hours to get to Wisconsin. Then we went to a museum. Then it took us four hours. I had a great trip.    ~Ethan

Yesterday we went on the badger. I thought I was going to get sea sick but I didn't. On the badger I bought a cheese hat and I called myself "Cheese Queen". It was funny. After 4 hours we got to Wisconsin. We went on a sub. After that we got back on the badger. I got sea sick on the way back but I didn't do much after that. It was fun! ~Tiffany

Wednesday June 3rd 2009 we went on a trip on the S.S. Badger. It was so much fun. We had to be at the school by 6:45 and we left the school at 7:00 O'clock It took4hours there to Wisconsin and 4 hours back took 45 minutes to get from Onekama to Ludington. I had so much fun on the S.S. Badger.  ~Brandi

Yesterday my class went on the badger trip. On the badger there were a lot of things to do. There was a gift shop an arcade and a kid place. When we got to Wisconsin we got to go to the museum and go in a sub. I loved it. ~Mackenzie

On June 3rd we went on Badger. It was a lot of fun. My dad went with me. We also went to a museum. We also went in a submarine. We all had a lot of fun. ~Miah

Yesterday we went on the S.S. Badger. It was fun. There were four levels to the boat, but we could only go on three levels. It was the biggest boat I've ever been on. After we got off of the boat we went to a museum in Manitowac. There was a submarine that we went on it was so cool. We were on the boat for eight hours. I liked the badger. It was so fun. ~Madison

esterday we went on a trip on the S.S. Badger. It was so fun. We had to be at the school 7:00 a.m., because the bus was leaving at 7:00 a.m. It took us an hour to get to Ludington. We had to wait until 9:00 a.m. until the boat left the docks. Inside the boat there was a bunch of cool stuff. There was an arcade, a movie theater, a quiet room/ museum, and a kids play room. It was fun hiding from people, because there was a lot of space. The S.S. Badger had 5, 6, or 7 floors. We were only aloud on 4 of them. The Badger had a sister named the S.S. Spartan. The S.S. Badger is 18 in. taller than the S.S. Spartan. Madison won a free pizza so Madison, Brandi, Hunter, Riley (Brandiís little sister), Larissa, and I. There was a bingo game going on and we were all sitting there eating pizza and the guy saying the numbers, he said a joke about a parrot or something, but he said it and Riley said "because." It was really funny. We were all laughing so hard. In the Wisconsin museum there was a bunch of boats. We went in a submarine and it was so big and cool. At the end of the trip we were all tired. It was a fun trip. ~Cynthia P.

On June 3rd we went to the S.S. Badger. It was an eleven hour field trip. One hour to get to Ludington. Four hours to get to Wisconsin. One hour at the museum. Four hours back to Ludington. And one hour back from Ludington. It was really fun. I got a cheese hat! Everyone thought it was cool. I played bingo and won 6 games. I got a lot of prizes. Going to the badger with my mom was really fun. ~Logan M.

Yesterday the whole 5th grade went on the Badger. My dad thought I was going to get sea sick so he wanted me to take medicine but I did not get sick. I loved the Badger. They had bingo and different game and two movies that were playing. The Badger was so so so fun. The badger was the best and I never went on it before. It was the best.  ~Lacee

I played bingo it was weird but fun. Then I went on the top deck then the captain said watch your ears. Then he blew the horn it was loud it scared everyone. ~Alexa W.

We went on the badger trip yesterday it was fun. My mom went with me too! I bought a locket. It said Wisconsin on the locket! Thatís why I love the Badger. ~Abigail

Yesterday I went on the S.S. Badger. It was a lot of fun. We got to go on a World War two submarine. It sunk six Japanese ships and survived a bombing by hiding on the bottom of the ocean. We got to go to Wisconsin. I and my step dad Robert went together. I had a lot of fun! ~Brandin C.

Yesterday we went on the S.S. Badger. It was four hours to manitowak, Wisconson. I played bingo and won a sailor hat. There was an arcade and a movie theater. It was a lot of fun. ~Spencer

This year the fifth grade we went on  the badger we had so much fun. There was a movie theater, quit room/ museum, and an arcade. Then we went to a museum in Wisconsin. Then we went home. ~Courtney L.

Yesterday we went on the S.S. Badger. We went from Ludington, Michigan to Manitowoc Wisconsin. The ride took four hours to get across Lake Michigan. In that time we played in the arcade, bingo, watched a movie. The Badger was so fun. We also went on a submarine tour. ~Kyler

We went on the S.S Badger yesterday. There is an arcade on the Badger also there is a movie theater.  ~Trever

Our S.S badger tripe was fun. The museum was a lot of fun to. We got to go on a submarine. ~Jarrett

Yesterday we want to the SS badger. I was partners with Keegin. I had fun. ~Sincerely, Taya

Yesterday I got go on the S.S. Badger. It was fun. I got a sippycup. It was funny. I got to go in a sub. That is fun. I love the S.S. Badger. ~Keith

Yesterday we went on the S.S. Badger. We crossed Lake Michigan twice. It took us four hours to cross Lake Michigan. Eight hours in all. It was so fun. I spent 10 dollars the arcade. I also played Badger B.I.N.G.O. I had a lot of fun.  ~Caleb

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