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.

Nick Lascari A.A.A.S.-General Manager                                                                                                                                              Graduate of West Shore Community College

In his 17th 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 three cats or two dogs.


Micheal Russell C.C. - Head Chef
Graduate of Great Lakes Culinary Institute

Mike ads a creative twist and inventive ideas to the seasonally driven menu at Steamers from his “secret” recipe house made sausages to locally sourced produce and Mike’s smoked meats, fish and cheeses.

Mike and his crew share the ultimate goal of providing each guests with the freshest, most well-prepared meal possible.

If you have a special request, feel free to ask for Mike to visit your table!