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Port Washington in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Propeller from the S.S. Badger

 
 
Propeller from the S.S. Badger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, May 2016
1. Propeller from the S.S. Badger Marker
Inscription. This 13'8" propeller, weighing 7 tons, is from the S.S. BADGER, which was built by the Christy Corporation of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and launched in 1952. The SPARTAN, a twin of the BADGER was built at the same time. The two carferries bear the mascot names of the University of Wisconsin and the University of Michigan State.

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, WI
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

Propeller from the S.S. Badger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, May 2016
2. Propeller from the S.S. Badger Marker
Master 2007
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wisconsin Chair Company Fire (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); Of Valor and Sorrow (approx. 0.2 miles away); Those That Fished (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Lakefront in Transition (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.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Propeller from the S.S. Badger image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, May 2016
3. Propeller from the S.S. Badger
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 25 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.
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