Tuesday, October 6, 2009

SS Badger Being Winterized, Inspected: Will The Coal Boiler Be Upgraded?

The Manitowoc-Ludington, MI coal-fired carferry The SS Badger is undergoing scheduled maintenance and repairs:

Will the owners use this period to change the fuel from coal to diesel - - as the ferry is the last such coal-fired ferry in operation in the US, and the EPA has given the ship owners three years to get rid of the coal operation as a way to end the Badger's coal ash dumping into Lake Michigan?

History here.

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