Author Topic: SS Badger - the last active coal burning ship in the US  (Read 81 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Thomas Hypher

  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 2369
  • Total likes: 4123
  • QE2, a home from home - beautiful from all angles!
Hi Everyone,

SS Badger - the last active coal burning ship in the US and one of the last in the world. No emissions regulations here ;)

I couldn't find a topic for SS Badger so here's a link to an informative video on her. I have been aware of this ship for some time now. I would also love to sail on her someday, particularly to visit her engine room as she has an unusual and rare type of main engine/s, and of course her bridge!

« Last Edit: Feb 22, 2021, 08:54 PM by Thomas Hypher »
First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last stepped foot and sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2, in her new life, in Dubai back in January 2020.

Offline June Ingram

  • Global Moderator
  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 7960
  • Total likes: 4859
  • Beautiful, elegant QE2 - forever Queen of the Seas
Re: SS Badger - the last coal burning ship in the US
« Reply #1 on: Feb 22, 2021, 08:56 PM »
Actually, Sabino, currently at Mystic Seaport, and formerly from Maine, also can still burn coal, although she doesn't regularly burn coal anymore on her Mystic River cruises.
QE2 - the ship for all of time, a ship of timeless beauty !

Online Thomas Hypher

  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 2369
  • Total likes: 4123
  • QE2, a home from home - beautiful from all angles!
Re: SS Badger - the last coal burning ship in the US
« Reply #2 on: Feb 22, 2021, 09:08 PM »
Actually, Sabino, currently at Mystic Seaport, and formerly from Maine, also can still burn coal, although she doesn't regularly burn coal anymore on her Mystic River cruises.

Wonderful! I wonder how she's set up to use both as and when?
First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last stepped foot and sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2, in her new life, in Dubai back in January 2020.

Offline June Ingram

  • Global Moderator
  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 7960
  • Total likes: 4859
  • Beautiful, elegant QE2 - forever Queen of the Seas
Re: SS Badger - the last active coal burning ship in the US
« Reply #3 on: Feb 22, 2021, 09:24 PM »
Hi Thomas - You can go to the Mystic Seaport website and do a search for Sabino and you will see all the information about her. They do explain about her propulsion plants.

This is from their website -

National Historic Landmark at Mystic Seaport is Oldest Coal-Fired Vessel Operating on a Regular Schedule in U.S.

It looks like SS Badger is still operating commercially.  :)
QE2 - the ship for all of time, a ship of timeless beauty !

Offline Rod

Re: SS Badger - the last active coal burning ship in the US
« Reply #4 on: Feb 22, 2021, 10:53 PM »
Did you know that the first diesel engine was powered by coal?

Online Thomas Hypher

  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 2369
  • Total likes: 4123
  • QE2, a home from home - beautiful from all angles!
Re: SS Badger - the last active coal burning ship in the US
« Reply #5 on: Feb 22, 2021, 11:15 PM »
Did you know that the first diesel engine was powered by coal?

The Daimler diesel?
First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last stepped foot and sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2, in her new life, in Dubai back in January 2020.

Offline Rod

Re: SS Badger - the last active coal burning ship in the US
« Reply #6 on: Feb 23, 2021, 01:19 AM »
The Daimler diesel?

I beleive it was.