About Us

“Say that I love old ships – write nothing more upon the stone above my anchorage.  And they who read it will know I loved the roar of the breakers in by-gone sailing days…………..”

– Capt. W.H. VanDyke, PM Steamer 22   Since 1875 steam powered ferries have carried freight and passenger traffic across Lake Michigan from their home port of Ludington, once the largest freshwater car ferry port in the world. The sole survivor of this once bustling fleet is the S.S. Badger, which can still be seen steaming towards the horizon as she did in 1953, her first year on the Lake. Don’t miss the nightly “ringing of the bells” at Steamers when the Badger returns to her home each night during sailing season.

Get to Know Us

Steamers is entering our third decade of serving Mason County residents and visitors. History plays a vital role with our PM Steamers family too.  Many of us have worked together here for 5, 10, 15 years AND MORE!.  The stories and friendships made with guests and co-workers are the threads that tie us.

Nicholas J. Lascari A.A.A.S.-General Manager                                                                                                                                              A Graduate of West Shore Community College In his 22nd year in the culinary field. Nick’s passion for food and service is unsurpassed in the area (and beyond)! When he isn’t at Steamers you’ll find him cooking, gardening, and spending time with his wife and four daughters. Nick and his wife also have a passion for animals which is evident when you ask about their 2 cats and 3 dogs. Most nights Nick can found in the dinning room, but his passion for food leads him into the kitchen from time to time.

Culinary Team

Christopher J. Field- Kitchen Manager

With 21 years in the culinary business, Chris has the talent, drive and compassion to lead our team of cooks.  Chris started in August of 2015 as our Kitchen Manager, but has experience at a variety of local restaurants including past experience here at Steamers!


The rest of the team:

Christy Gregwer; Javier Medina; Ed Ashley; Justin Whitsell; Connor Lhamon,  A variety of skills and experience levels.

Dinning Room Team

Our Dining Room Manager, Patty DeMint, leads our wait staff  with over 15 years of experience at Steamers,  to provide you with Ludington’s finest dinning experience.  Have a special request?  Please contact us to make it a reality!