Governor approves $2 million for repairs to S.S. Badger landing

SS Badger ferry docked as seen from beach

MANITOWOC, Wis. (WBAY) – Gov. Scott Walker has approved $2 million in emergency funding for repairs to the S.S. Badger landing at the Manitowoc dock. Repairs are needed for damage from last winter.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says temporary repairs worked through the Badger’s 2016 season, but long-term repair is needed.

The full cost is expected to be $3 million. Funding for repairs will come from Wisconsin’s Harbor Assistance Program.

The dock is owned by the city and leased by the S.S. Badger, a National Historic Landmark.

The S.S. Badger ferry carries passengers and vehicles between Manitowoc and Ludington, Michigan.