S.S. Badger Sails As National Historic Landmark

The S.S. Badger arrived in Manitowoc as a National Historic Landmark on Thursday, May 12.

It was a big day in Manitowoc. We decided to do a full package story for our coverage.

 

 

Our gallery has more photos, but here are some ones that I like…

The S.S. Badger arrives at Manitowoc for its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark on Thursday, May 12.
The S.S. Badger arrives at Manitowoc for its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark on Thursday, May 12.
The S.S. Badger arrives at Manitowoc for its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark on Thursday, May 12.
The S.S. Badger arrives at Manitowoc for its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark on Thursday, May 12.
The S.S. Badger arrives at Manitowoc for its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark on Thursday, May 12.
The S.S. Badger arrives at Manitowoc for its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark on Thursday, May 12.
The S.S. Badger arrives at Manitowoc for its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark on Thursday, May 12.
The S.S. Badger arrives at Manitowoc for its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark on Thursday, May 12.
Maximus Brown, 8, of Milwaukee, got his S.S. Badger sailor's hat from the Badger Boatique on the carferry on Thursday, May 12. The S.S. Badger sold all the tickets of its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Maximus Brown, 8, of Milwaukee, got his S.S. Badger sailor’s hat from the Badger Boatique on the car ferry on Thursday, May 12. The S.S. Badger sold all the tickets of its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Passengers of the S.S. Badger take their time for the scenes around Manitowoc Dock on Thursday, May 12. The S.S. Badger opened its season with a sold out maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Passengers of the S.S. Badger take their time for the scenes around Manitowoc Dock on Thursday, May 12. The S.S. Badger opened its season with a sold out maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark.
The S.S. Badger arrives at Manitowoc for its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark on Thursday, May 12.
The S.S. Badger arrives at Manitowoc for its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark on Thursday, May 12.
Two passengers look out from the S.S. Badger window while waiting for their departure to Ludington, Mich. on Thursday, May 12. The Badger opened with a soldout maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Two passengers look out from the S.S. Badger window while waiting for their departure to Ludington, Mich. on Thursday, May 12. The Badger opened with a soldout maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark.
The S.S. Badger arrives at Manitowoc for its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark on Thursday, May 12.
This Green Bay man told me it was his first time taking the S.S. Badger and he was going to see his girlfriend living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I asked him if he drove to Grand Rapids before, and he told me he was going to see her for the first time! Wow! “It’s going to be exciting,” he said.
The S.S. Badger is still docked in Manitowoc as of 8:30 p.m. on thursday, May 12. The Badger arrived at Manitowoc shortly after 1 p.m. for its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark.
The S.S. Badger is still docked in Manitowoc as of 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. The Badger arrived at Manitowoc shortly after 1 p.m. for its 2016 maiden voyage after being designated as a National Historic Landmark.
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