1887 - 1970Born in Tysse, Norway, where steep cliffs and narrow inlets receive the sea, John Roen answered the call to a life of adventure, traveling to the U.S. in 1906. He became a Captain in 1920, and through astute purchases of Great Lakes vessels he amassed a shipping empire. Known internationally for raising the 600' Steamer George M. Humphrey from the Straits of Mackinac in 1944, Roen conceived a simple, yet profoundly successful plan and persisted with creativity, courage and determination. Popular Mechanics Magazine proclaimed, "The raising of the Humphrey is a feat unparalleled in American marine history."
|Placed By||His daughter, Hilda Roen Asher|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 469747 N 4964183|
|Decimal Degrees||44.83041667, -87.38271667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 49.825', W 87° 22.963'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 49' 49.5" 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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