Fred J. Peterson

Fred J. Peterson (HM1ORS)

Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 Door County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 49.823', W 87° 22.958'

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1894 - 1993

Fred started his career in 1908 in his father's boatyard, Peterson Boat Works (PBW), at age 14. After PBW burned in 1918, Fred worked as a shipbuilding supervisor at Leathem Smith Shipyard. A resourceful entrepreneur, he was involved in businesses ranging from mink trapping to insurance to make the dream of owning his own shipyard a reality. In 1933, Fred and his wife, Irene, reestablished Peterson Boat Works (later Peterson Builders, Inc.) which became a world-renowned builder of military and commercial ships. PBI originally built fish tugs and yachts, and then Air-Sea rescue boats and subchasers that were required for WWII. After the war PBI returned to building yachts, commercial ships, crew boats and minecraft. In 1946 Fred designed and built his dream ship, the 65' steel and wood schooner Utopia. Proving PBI's capabilities he successfully sailed her around the world in 1956-1959.
Placed ByFred J. Peterson Foundation, Inc
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Date Added Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 469753 N 4964179
Decimal Degrees44.83038333, -87.38263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 49.823', W 87° 22.958'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 49' 49.38" N, 87° 22' 57.48" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 120 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235, US
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