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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OSQ_air-funnel_Sturgeon-Bay-WI.html
This steel air funnel is from the iron ore carrier Middleton. This ship was also known as Nashanic, Gulfoil, and Pioneer Challenger. The vessel was built at the Bethlehem Steel Company Shipyard at Sparrows Point, Maryland and launched October 31, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OSN_semper-paratus_Sturgeon-Bay-WI.html
This plaque is given by the State of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs in grateful recognition of the United States Coast Guard, for its long and storied history of steadfast service in Wisconsin. On the mighty Mississippi River, the stor…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OSM_anchor_Sturgeon-Bay-WI.html
This anchor was recovered in Northern Lake Michigan in 1979 by the crew of the USCG cutter/buoy tender Acacia when that ship was stationed in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. It was assumed that the anchor got fouled in the rocks and could not be raised b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OSL_ellsworth-l-peterson_Sturgeon-Bay-WI.html
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 trad…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OSK_karl-overland_Sturgeon-Bay-WI.html
United States Coast Guard Radio Tower Karl Overland Co-Founder of Overland Bolling Company Founded in 1956 Lived his life by these simple words "You Reap What You Sow" "Be The Best That You Can Be In This Land of Opportunity" Respected i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OSF_propellers-from-the-tug-john-purves_Sturgeon-Bay-WI.html
These two propellers were removed from the John Purves during her renovation in 2007 and wrapped with rope for display. They were originally installed in 1957 when the vessel was converted from steam to diesel power at the Sturgeon Bay Shipbuildi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OS0_robert-laurie-and-alexander-laurie_Sturgeon-Bay-WI.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ORZ_lost-great-lakes-mariners_Sturgeon-Bay-WI.html
For many centuries, mariners have traversed the Great Lakes to deliver passengers and cargo, to gather fish, and to enjoy the splendid waters. This plaque is dedicated to those who lost their lives in this great water wilderness: the commercial fi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ORY_captain-john-roen_Sturgeon-Bay-WI.html
Born 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 ama…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ORX_george-j-baudhuin_Sturgeon-Bay-WI.html
George 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,…
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