Robert Laurie and Alexander Laurie

Robert Laurie and Alexander Laurie (HM1OS0)

Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 Door County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 49.822', W 87° 22.966'

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1825 - 1889 · 1852 - 1939

In the early 1850's Robert Laurie and his family immigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland. They bought land north of the village of Sturgeon Bay in an area now known as Sevastopol. Mr. Laurie, a sailor and shipbuilder by trade, found timber on the land suitable for building ships. The Lauries began a boatbuilding business that was to be the first in the area. Their first ship, "Peninsula," was used for both passengers and freight. Later they quarried stone to build a home and soon were shipping stone to many ports on Lake Michigan. Alexander Laurie was a captain on one of his father's vessels. After his retirement, he collected fares on the Sturgeon Bay toll bridge. His son Robert, at age 18, was the youngest captain on the lakes.
HM NumberHM1OS0
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Date Added Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 469743 N 4964177
Decimal Degrees44.83036667, -87.38276667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 49.822', W 87° 22.966'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 49' 49.32" N, 87° 22' 57.96" 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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