Two Harbors in Lake County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Lake Superior Fishing Boat
This boat the Crusader II was built in 1939 by Ruben and Charles Hill of Larsmont Minnesota. It was christened by Crown Prince Olav of Norway during a visit to Knife River.
The Hill family built over 200 boats used mostly by the commercial fisherman on Lake Superior. The boats ranged in size from 16' herring skiffs to 36' boats like the Crusader II. The hull of this boat is make of Oak with Cyprus [sic - cypress] planking.
Erected by The Lake Bank, Two Harbors Chamber of Commerce, and Sons of Norway.
Location. 47° 0.855′ N, 91° 39.854′ W. Marker is in Two Harbors, Minnesota, in Lake County. Click for map. Marker is about 125 feet northwest of the Two Harbors Light Station, located at the south end of 3rd Street, near the Agate Bay Breakwater. Marker is in this post office area: Two Harbors MN 55616, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Two Harbors Light Station - Agate Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Harbors Light Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Harbors Breakwater (within shouting distance of this marker); Agate Bay Commercial Fishing Village Hand Car, Velocipede, Sleigh, Station Wagon (approx. 0.4 miles away); D&IR Railroad Company Sleigh (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Two Harbors.
Also see . . .
1. Commercial Fishing in Lake Superior. (Submitted on November 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the Crusader II. (Submitted on November 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.