Propeller from the S.S. Badger

Propeller from the S.S. Badger (HM1SQ9)

Location: Port Washington, WI 53074 Ozaukee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 23.358', W 87° 51.995'

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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 Master 2007
HM NumberHM1SQ9
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 429813 N 4804412
Decimal Degrees43.38930000, -87.86658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 23.358', W 87° 51.995'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 23' 21.48" N, 87° 51' 59.7" W
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Area Code(s)262
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Lake St, Port Washington WI 53074, US
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