Propeller from the S.S. Badger
The S.S. BADGER is the last coal fired steam carferry operating on the Great Lakes. She is 410'6" in length; has a beam of 59'6" and a draft of 18'6". As currently configured, she can carry 620 passengers, 180 autos and a crew of 50 to 60. She has a cruising speed of 18 MPH. The BADGER runs between Manitowoc, WI and Ludington, MI seasonally. This Propeller was donated to the Port Washington Marina By Robert Manglitz, CEO and President of the Lake Michigan Carferry Service. It stands in tribute to the hundreds of commercial freighters that once called at Port Washington.
Contributors to the Development of this Display
Linda M. Nenn and Richard D. Smith, Facilitated the donation
Bay Ship Building, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Great Lakes Boat Transport, Port Washington, WI
Modern Equipment Co., Port Washington,
Dennis Didier, Fabrication, Port Washington, WI
Schmitz Ready Mix, Port Washington, WI
The Cost of Propeller Take Off in 1956 was $100,000.00
Dennis L. Chreny, Harbor Master 2007
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 43° 23.358′ N, 87° 51.995′ W. Marker is in Port Washington, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker is on Lake Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Washington WI 53074, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodland Habitat (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wisconsin Chair Company Fire (about 500 feet away); Sidewheel Steamer Niagara (about 500 feet away); Port Washington Light Station (about 700 feet away); Schumacher Building (about 700 feet away); The Wilson House (about 700 feet away); Blake Building (about 800 feet away); Of Valor and Sorrow (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Washington.
More about this marker. Marker is located near the entrance to the Port Washington Marina.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.