U.S.S. Badger Propeller - Port Washington, Wisconsin
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 43° 23.357 W 087° 51.995
16T E 429813 N 4804410
Quick Description: A propeller dedicated to the harbor master in the harbor parking lot.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2020 8:15:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM132WA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
This prop is dedicated to

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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.
For what use was your waymark originally intended?: Marine

What purpose does it serve today?: Free Standing

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