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Old 03-20-2012, 10:24 AM
Frank X. Prudent Frank X. Prudent is offline
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Originally Posted by Stephen McMullen View Post
With as few real steamboats that exist, I would think environmental concerns would not play into it.

Unfortunately, that is not the case. The Lake Michigan car ferry S.S. BADGER (S.S. Badger) is facing an uncertain future due to her burning coal and dumping the ash and spent cinders overboard. I am not sure of the current status, but when I crossed on her this past summer the word was, unless expensive updates can be made, this 2012 season may be her last.
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