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S.S. Badger sailing season to start 2 weeks early

9:54 AM, Feb. 26, 2013
Day Trip: S.S. Badger
Day Trip: S.S. Badger: The S.S. Badger is the largest car ferry on Lake Michigan and has been a fixture for more than fifty years on the water. The 4-hour trip to Ludington, Michigan is made hundreds of times each year.
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MANITOWOC - The S.S. Badger car ferry will begin the 2013 sailing season between Manitowoc and Ludington, Mich., on May 6, two weeks earlier than previously announced.

Lake Michigan Carferry spokeswoman Terri Brown said Monday the expanded season is in response to a request to transport wind tower sections manufactured by Broadwind Towers & Heavy Industries in Manitowoc. The sections will be going to wind generation projects in Michigan.

Brown stated the 80 sections to be transported during the early two-week season will save more than 24,000 driving miles and 6,000 gallons of fuel ...

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