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Memorial to Commercial Fishermen of Bayfield

Past—Present—Future

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 17, 2012
1. Memorial to Commercial Fishermen of Bayfield Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated in 1981 to the hard working commercial fishermen whose indomitable spirits will not be forgotten.

Commissioned by Edwin Erickson,
Mayor of Bayfield, 1970-1976 & 1980-1988

Designed by Harold Kerr (1909-1981)
Constructed by Brian Kerr and Erickson Marine

The pilings were salvaged from the steamer “Ireland” which ran aground at Gull Island. The anchor chain came from the “Pretoria” which sank off Outer Island in 1905. The timbers are part of the ore dock at Ashland. The largest piece of sandstone came from Outer Island while the other stones were brought from Sand, Oak, Manitou, Cat, and Outer Islands.

Plaque and mount made possible by Kerr Studio and Gallery—Bayfield, Wisconsin

 
Erected 1981.
 
Location. 46° 48.687′ N, 90° 48.788′ W. Marker is in Bayfield, Wisconsin, in Bayfield County. Marker is on Front Street north of Rittenhouse Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 Front St., Bayfield WI 54814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bayfield Historic Waterfront (about
Memorial to Commercial Fishermen of Bayfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 17, 2012
2. Memorial to Commercial Fishermen of Bayfield Marker
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Booth Cooperage (about 400 feet away); Schooner Pretoria (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Turning Point in Place and Time (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madeline Island (approx. 2.5 miles away); Early Vessels (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Madeline Island (approx. 6.8 miles away); Hokenson Brothers Fishery (approx. 10 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bayfield.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Memorial to Commercial Fishermen of Bayfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 17, 2012
3. Memorial to Commercial Fishermen of Bayfield Marker
Memorial to Commercial Fishermen of Bayfield image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 17, 2012
4. Memorial to Commercial Fishermen of Bayfield
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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