Ship that once hauled rail cars across Lake Michigan designated a landmark

February 19, 2016

A passenger ship that once hauled rail cars across Lake Michigan has been designated a national historic landmark

By The Associated Press in The Republic of Columbus, Indiana

LUDINGTON, Michigan — A passenger ship that once hauled rail cars across Lake Michigan has been designated as a national historic landmark.Website Insert Cars and Financing copy

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Thursday announced the designation for the Ludington-based SS Badger, the last Great Lakes car ferry still in operation.

Rail car ferries operated on the lakes for nearly a century. It was a particularly important method of getting cars to the congested railroad yards at Chicago.

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