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Sturgeon Bay in Door County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lost Great Lakes Mariners

 
 
Lost Great Lakes Mariners Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
1. Lost Great Lakes Mariners Marker
Inscription.

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 fishermen; the sailors of the large ore carriers, cargo ships, and schooners; the pleasure boaters and sportsmen... those who never returned home from the beautiful but often treacherous waters that surround the Door Peninsula.
 
Erected by Jelaine and Pete Horton.
 
Location. 44° 49.823′ N, 87° 22.965′ W. Marker is in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in Door County. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Door County Maritime Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 North Madison Avenue, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Howard A & Lou E Olson (here, next to this marker); Robert Laurie and Alexander Laurie (here, next to this marker); Captain John Roen (here, next to this marker); Robert E. Peterson (here, next to this marker); George J. Baudhuin (here, next to this marker);

Lost Great Lakes Mariners Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
2. Lost Great Lakes Mariners Marker
Center marker
Fred J. Peterson (a few steps from this marker); Propellers from the tug John Purves (a few steps from this marker); Historic Museum Tug John Purves (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sturgeon Bay.
 
Also see . . .  Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay WI. (Submitted on October 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 96 times since then. 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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