The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has announced that the SS Badger will be designated as the new continuance route of US Highway 10. Since 1926, Highway 10 has been divided between Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI by Lake Michigan.
Now, the historic carferry’s path will officially continue the highway’s route from state to state. The Badger’s trip from Ludington to Manitowoc is one of only two highway ferry services in the country.
The Badger has transported millions of passengers and their vehicles between the ports. The carferry was recently put into consideration for National Historic Landmark Designation by the United States Department of the Interior.