U.S. Coast Guard Removed a Disabled Vessel From Path of S.S. Badger
Did you hear about this? Most recently, the U.S. Coast Guard was called in to remove a disabled vessel from the path of the S.S. Badger, which happens to be a car ferry in Pere Marquette Lake.
Apparently sudden engine failure is why the U.S. Coast Guard had to tow the vessel away from the S.S. Badger.
My wife and I always take pictures of the S.S. Badger every time we visit Ludington, Michigan. The S.S. Badger is a huge ship and we watch it take off from the Ludington area quite often.
If you're not familiar with the S.S. Badger, it's a passenger and vehicle ferry in the United States that has been in service since 1953.
The S.S. Badger travels from Ludington, Michigan, and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. That distance is roughly about 60 miles.
Here's what the U.S. Coast Guard had to say according to mlive.com:
“As a reminder to all mariners, please routinely inspect the gear aboard your vessel, verify you have all necessary safety equipment and maintain awareness of your surroundings and navigational laws to ensure you are boating safely,” the Coast Guard said in a statement.
The next time you get the chance to go to Ludington, take a look at this huge massive ship and take lots of pictures. In fact, book a trip from Ludington to Wisconsin on the Michigan famous, S.S. Badger.
How about a little history lesson regarding the S.S. Badger? This from s.s. badger.com:
The S.S. Badger is the last coal-fired passenger steamship in operation in the United States. She has provided a fun, reliable and affordable shortcut across beautiful Lake Michigan for more than 60 years and has transported millions of passengers since her re-birth in 1992. In 2016 she received the nation’s highest historic honor when the Department of Interior officially designated the Badger as a National Historic Landmark.