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Duluth in Saint Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

McDougall Patent Anchor

1891

 
 
McDougall Patent Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 9, 2014
1. McDougall Patent Anchor Marker
Inscription.

Unique apparatus invented by Duluth's Captain Alexander McDougall for use on his whaleback ships. About fifty appear to have been produced at the American Steelbarge Company Shipyard in Superior. This one was recovered in 1977 from the wreck of the Thomas Wilson, sunk in 1902. Salvaged by Robert and Randy Bradford, Al Kennedy, Judy Ferrell, and Elmer Engman.
 
Location. 46° 46.804′ N, 92° 5.48′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Click for map. Marker is in Canal Park, at the south end of Canal Park Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capstan (a few steps from this marker); Lewis G. Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); Modern Ship Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgar A. Culbertson (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Merchant Marine / U.S. Navy Armed Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to Davis Helberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwoods Sailors (within shouting distance of this marker); Modern Ship Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Duluth.
 
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McDougall Patent Anchor and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 9, 2014
2. McDougall Patent Anchor and Marker
Duluth Ship Canal in background

1. Lake Superior Maritime Museum Association. (Submitted on November 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Captain Alexander McDougall. (Submitted on November 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Whaleback freighter Charles W. Wetmore arrives in Everett on December 21, 1891. (Submitted on November 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Alexander McDougall at Find A Grave. (Submitted on November 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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