1909 - 1969George J. "Butch" Baudhuin was a primary force in the pleasure boat industry in Door County. Recognizing Sturgeon Bay's unique location connecting Lake Michigan and Green Bay, he began Baudhuin Yacht Harbor (now Sturgeon Bay Yacht Harbor) in 1944, a marina highly respected for sales, service and hospitality. In 1954, Baudhuin pioneered Travelift, the straddle-type mobile boat hoist that dramatically changed the handling of pleasure boats. Started as Marine Travelift and Engineering, Inc., the company manufactured truck-drawn and self-propelled hoists. Travelift adaptations are used for pre-stressed concrete and missile industries. Through the use of the Travelift, railroad "piggybacking" was improved to allow for the side-loading of shipments from trucks to railroad flat cars. Today, Marine Travelift, Inc. is a worldwide leader in marine lift systems. In 1952, Baudhuin donated land for the site of the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club.
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 469747 N 4964187|
|Decimal Degrees||44.83045000, -87.38271667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 49.827', W 87° 22.963'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 49' 49.62" N, 87° 22' 57.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 120 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235, US|
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