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Manitowoc, Wisconsin: 12-Foot-Tall Badger

Named "Shipbuilder," the metal-plate badger holds a caulking hammer (used in wooden shipbuilding) and can rotate 360 degrees.

Quay St., Manitowoc, WI
From US-10 (8th or 10th Sts) downtown, just south of the river bridge, turn east onto Quay St. and drive to the lake. You'll see the badger on the left.
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12-Foot-Tall Badger

Shipbuilder is looking good as can be!

[Robert Ottlinger, 08/18/2022]

Badger Waves.

Badger Waves

Darling badger waving at the SS Badger, the last coal-burning car ferry in the country, as well as its only moving National Historic Landmark.

[Susan, 06/24/2022]

Named "Shipbuilder," the 12-foot-tall badger holds a caulking hammer (used in wooden shipbuilding) and can rotate 360 degrees. It was welded out of metal plates by Carl Vanderheyden and unveiled in June 2020.

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