Mariners Remember Late SS Badger Captain Today

Hundreds gathered to remember a well-known Great Lakes captain.

The captain of the SS Badger died 5 months ago after suffering a heart attack.

His fellow mariners were in the middle of their shipping season when he died.

So today, Captain Dean Hobbs was remembered during a special maritime memorial at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in traverse City, where he learned his craft.

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy Alumni Association put together an award in his name to be given out each year to the mariner that the cadets think was the most helpful.

9&10's Katie Boomgaard talked with friends and family about the significance behind this memorial celebration.