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SS Badger docked for electrical repairs. Here's when the Lake Michigan car ferry could return.

The problem was identified July 6 after the ship had departed Manitowoc for Ludington, Michigan.

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

MANITOWOC – The was docked for the day July 8 in Ludington, Michigan, while the ship’s engineers and electricians made repairs caused by an electrical issue aboard the ship.

An electrical issue arose the afternoon of July 6 after the ship departed from Manitowoc to make its way across Lake Michigan to Ludington, according to a news release from Lake Michigan Carferry, which owns the Badger.

The problem was identified quickly and the ship could continue its cross-lake operation that day, the release said.

"The Badger's engineers are working around the clock to complete the repair,” Lake Michigan Carferry spokesman Thom Hawley said in the release. “The problem has been isolated and once the repair is complete the ship will resume its normal sailing schedule.”

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He said the problem was likely to be fixed July 8 and the boat would likely return to its full sailing schedule July 9.

“LMC apologizes for the inconvenience to passengers, and we are working with those who have been impacted by this incident,” Hawley said.

Those who wish to make alternate travel arrangements or receive a refund can call 800-841-4243. Schedule updates will also be posted on .

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Contact reporter Patti Zarling at pzarling@gannett.com or call 920-606-2575. Follow her on X @PGPattiZarling and on Instagram @PGPatti.