January 22 – SS Badger

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The SS Badger is the last coal-powered car ferry providing regularly scheduled service on the Great Lakes. Ownership of the vessel was recently taken over by Interlake Holding Co., and it will continue to run its route across Lake Michigan. From 1953 and 1990, LOA Badger provided railway-car ferry service between Ludington and Manitowoc. SS Badger reemerged in 1992 after then new owners had it overhauled and converted into a passenger-car ferry. On its 62-mile, four hour cruise, Badger can accommodate as many as 600 passengers, traveling in 180 cars. In 2016, the National Park Service designated 69-year-old Badger a National Historic Landmark.

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