Ripple Effect from Partial Government Shutdown Hits S.S. Badger, Ludington
Specifically for those crossing Lake Michigan on the S.S. Badger.
A federal grant supporting the work to replace ferry docks in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and in Ludington is not being paid out.
Manitowoc found a way to keep the project going on their side with local dollars.
But Ludington can’t cover the costs.
They’re filing a legal notice that they are unable to move forward right now.
It is time-sensitive, because they’ve already torn out the old badger dock in Ludington.
So if work is stopped for much longer, it could delay the start of the 2019 sailing season.