Devils Lake in Ramsey County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Landing of the Steamboat "Minnie H."
the landing of the steamboat
built and commanded by
Captain E. E. Herman
July 4, 1883
Lakewood Booster Club
Erected 1933 by Lakewood Booster Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 48° 6.456′ N, 98° 51.897′ W. Marker is in Devils Lake, North Dakota, in Ramsey County. Marker is at the intersection of College Drive South and Walnut Street West, on the right when traveling north on College Drive South. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of Minnie H Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 College Drive South, Devils Lake ND 58301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keating's Furniture Annex (approx. 0.3 miles away); Downtown Devils Lake Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Capt. Edward Heerman's surname is misspelled as "Herman" in the inscription.
Also see . . .
1. Steamboat captain pilots thriving community(Submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Captain Heerman and the Minnie H. The building of the steamboat Minnie H on the shores of Devils Lake was something of an epic in the history of the Midwest. In 1882-1883 the country was still almost a wilderness, opened to white settlement only the year previous, with no organized county, townships, or villages, and little or no shelter or protection except for the military post at Fort Totten. Captain Edward Edson Heerman, born in Vermont in 1834, had a long career of steam boating. Almost all of his boats were named in one way or another for his only daughter, Minnietta Heerman, later Mrs. Minnie Heerman Naugle of Devils Lake. (Submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. The Minnie H.. Heerman shipped the materials by train to Devils Lake where he assembled the boat. Heerman had invested (Submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.