Carferry Maiden Voyage With Fireworks!

May 04, 2021
The City of Manitowoc is excited to announce the S.S. Badger Lake Michigan Carferry will make its Maiden Voyage on Thursday, May 20th.

The S.S. Badger is expected to arrive at the Carferry dock located on South Lakeview Drive at 12 p.m. Students from Lincoln High School, Lutheran High School, and Roncalli High School band programs will be on site to welcome the S.S. Badger and its passengers by playing “A Jubilant March”, composed for the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the City of Manitowoc. A brief ceremony will include remarks from the Mayor and the new ownership of the S.S. Carferry. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Carferry will be departing Manitowoc at 3 p.m., one hour later than its normally scheduled departure time.

In celebration of the first sailing this season, and the first sailing under new ownership, Interlake Maritime Services has arranged a fireworks show, scheduled for 8:30 p.m. on the Manitowoc lakefront, and is expected to last approximately 20 – 25 minutes. Those wishing to view the fireworks are invited to do so anywhere on the Manitowoc shoreline.

In December 2020, Lake Michigan Car Ferry, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Interlake Maritime Services, purchased the historic S.S. Badger.