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

Propeller and Stirrup Bearing

 
 
Propeller and Stirrup Bearing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
1. Propeller and Stirrup Bearing Marker
Inscription.

This cast iron propeller and stirrup bearing unit is from the Steamer Wotum, which was built in 1893. This historic ship was 190 feet long, had a 36-foot beam, and weighed 936 gross tons. A steam engine was installed about 1910 - fore and aft type: two cylinders 22 inches and 44 inches cycle with a 40 inch stroke engine built by N.G. Stout, Buffalo, New York. It had one fire box boiler 11-inch diameter and 25 feet long.

Donated by Bay Shipbuilding Company
 
Erected by Door County Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 44° 49.837′ N, 87° 23.028′ W. Marker is in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker is on Madison Avenue north of Larch Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker and propeller 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. Dunlap Reef Light Tower (a few steps from this marker); Steam Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); Sturgeon Bay Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Bridge

Propeller and Stirrup Bearing and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
2. Propeller and Stirrup Bearing and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fish Tug Linda E (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Laurie and Alexander Laurie (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lost Great Lakes Mariners (about 300 feet away); George J. Baudhuin (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sturgeon Bay.
 
Also see . . .  Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay WI. (Submitted on November 26, 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 124 times since then and 16 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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