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S.S. Badger still recovering from April blizzard damage

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MANITOWOC (WBAY) -- Nearly three weeks after an April blizzard wreaked havoc across Wisconsin, the S.S. Badger is still rebuilding.

The ferry's dock in Manitowoc was torn apart by the storm.The boat is now at its other port in Ludington, Michigan while repairs are being completed.

Governor Scott Walker pledged $800,000 for repairs. Officials hope to have the car ferry up and running by May 11.

Today, ferry fans watched as a half-dozen workers picked up the pieces. They saw the damage three weeks ago firsthand.

"I came down here two days later to see the damage and it was bad, real bad," said William Rodewald, from Manitowoc.

The ferry makes more than 400 trips across Lake Michigan and back each year, hauling everything from people to commercial trucks. 

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