****Update: Read an update on the dock repair here
The Manitowoc City Council voted earlier this week to put more than $500,000 toward emergency repairs of the SS Badger carferry dock on the Manitowoc waterfront. The dock sustained major damage from stormy weather over the weekend. While the money to help pay for the repairs was being pulled together, Lake Michigan Carferry Service started work on the dock itself. LMC Vice-President of Shore Operations, Pat McCarthy, said in a news release, “The repair work is already taking place and we believe we WILL be ready for the beginning of the crosslake sailing season from Ludington on May 11th. It will mark the 65th anniversary of the Badger.