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Let's Go Sailing!

SS Badger inbound to Ludington, 2016
Making the turn
Stern view of the Badger in 2016. Note the massive seagate.
Badger's Windlass
From the other side
Heading back to Manitowoc - 2016
SS Badger c. 1954
Pere Marquette Car Ferry Fleet c. 1905
City of Flint 32 - built 1929 at Manitowoc - converted to a barge 1969, renamed Roanoke
P.M. City of Midland 41- built 1940 at Manitowoc - converted to a barge 1997, renamed Pere Marquette 41
P.M. City of Midland 41 - Stern view
P.M. City of Saginaw 31- built 1929 at Manitowoc - scrapped after a million dollar fire in 1973
P.M. City of Saginaw 31- loading at Ludington c. early 1950s
Pere Marquette #18 - built 1902 at Cleveland - Sunk Sept. 9, 1910
Pere Marquette #18 Postcard - Postmarked 1909
Pere Marquette 21- built 1924 at Manitowoc - converted to a barge 1973 - sank off Honduras 1980
Spartan - built 1952 at Sturgeon Bay - Laid up at Ludington in 1979 where she still remains
Spartan - built 1952 at Sturgeon Bay - Laid up at Ludington in 1979 where she still remains
Spartan - moored at Ludington
Badger & Spartan crossing side-by-side
Spartan as she appears today
Note the open stern
Schooner Madeline, of Traverse City, sheltered from high winds at Ludington on July 24, 2016
Rail road cars being loaded onto the Badger
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