Ellsworth L. Peterson

Ellsworth L. Peterson (HM1OSL)

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° 22.956'

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1924 -

With a maritime career begun in 1941 at Peterson Boat Works stockroom, Ellsworth attended the USMMA [United States Merchant Marine Academy] Kings Point and sailed on tankers in WWII. He rejoined his family's business, learned the tools of the trade, and in 1965 he succeeded his father [Fred] as President and Chairman of the Board in 1996. Through his leadership, PBI emerged as an international shipbuilder, constructing over 800 wooden, steel, aluminum and fiberglass vessels such as gunboats, heavy lift and research ships, rescue salvage vessels, amphibious craft, tuna seiners, car ferries, and Avenger mine countermeasure ships; and building Navy vessels for 13 countries! His diligence earned maritime honors including the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Admiral Land Medal. With love for his shipyard and hometown, Ellsworth claims that he only got one mile in his life. Indeed, his birthplace, shipyard and lifelong residence are all within one mile of each other.
Placed ByPeterson Builders, Incorporated
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Date Added Friday, October 23rd, 2015 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 469756 N 4964177
Decimal Degrees44.83036667, -87.38260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 49.822', W 87° 22.956'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 49' 49.32" N, 87° 22' 57.36" 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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