1825 - 1889 · 1852 - 1939In 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.
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 469743 N 4964177|
|Decimal Degrees||44.83036667, -87.38276667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 49.822', W 87° 22.966'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 49' 49.32" N, 87° 22' 57.96" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 120 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235, US|
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