1953                                     Badger                                  

Steel twin-screw crosslake passenger and railroad carferry

Built at Sturgeon Bay WI by Christy Corporation, Hull 370
Launched Sept 6, 1952

410’6” LOA, 392’8” LBP, 59’6” beam, 24’ depth
Coal-fired boilers, 2 Skinner Unaflow engines, 8000 IHP

Enrolled at
393.7 x 59.7 x 20.3, 4244 GT, 2033 NT     US 265156     to:
Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., Detroit MI

Entered service March 1953

Fleet sold 1983 to Michigan and Wisconsin Transportation Co., Ludington MI

Laid up at Ludington MI June 1985 and operated infrequently after that.

Fleet failed 1990 and crosslake service between Ludington MI and Kewaunee WI discontinued.

Fleet sold 1990 to Lake Michigan Carferry Service, Ludington MI, Charles F. Conrad, Mgr.

Converted 1991 for service for passengers and automobiles.  Railroad tracks covered with asphalt.

Entered service 1992 across Lake Michigan between Ludington MI and Manitowoc WI.

IMO 5033583

In service 2011 for Lake Michigan Carferry Service





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