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

Air Funnel

 
 
Air Funnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
1. Air Funnel Marker
Inscription.

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, 1942. The air funnel was located at the stern of the ship and directed fresh air below decks for ventilation for the engine room crew. The funnel was removed in 1982 during Middleton's conversion from a straight deck ship bulk freighter to a self-unloader. At that time, the ship was owned by Columbia Transportation Company.
 
Location. 44° 49.778′ N, 87° 23.007′ W. Marker is in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in Door County. Click for map. Marker and air funnel are 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. Semper Paratus (within shouting distance of this marker); 41-Foot Utility Boat Large (UTB) (within shouting distance of this marker); Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Laurie and Alexander Laurie

Air Funnel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
2. Air Funnel and Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dunlap Reef Light Tower (about 300 feet away); Lost Great Lakes Mariners (about 300 feet away); Steam Engine (about 300 feet away); Howard A & Lou E Olson (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sturgeon Bay.
 
Also see . . .
1. Great Lakes Shipping: An Overview of Our Industry. (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay WI. (Submitted on October 23, 2015, 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 146 times since then and 14 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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