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Two Harbors in Lake County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Crusader II

Lake Superior Fishing Boat

 
 
Crusader II Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2014
1. Crusader II Marker
Inscription.  

This boat the Crusader II was built in 1939 by Ruben and Charles Hill of Larsmont Minnesota. It was christened by Crown Prince Olav of Norway during a visit to Knife River.

The Hill family built over 200 boats used mostly by the commercial fisherman on Lake Superior. The boats ranged in size from 16' herring skiffs to 36' boats like the Crusader II. The hull of this boat is make of Oak with Cyprus planking.
 
Erected by The Lake Bank, Two Harbors Chamber of Commerce, and Sons of Norway.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 47° 0.855′ N, 91° 39.854′ W. Marker is in Two Harbors, Minnesota, in Lake County. Marker is about 125 feet northwest of the Two Harbors Light Station, located at the south end of 3rd Street, near the Agate Bay Breakwater. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Two Harbors MN 55616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Two Harbors Light Station - Agate Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Harbors Light Station
Crusader II and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2014
2. Crusader II and Marker
Two Harbors Lighthouse in background
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Two Harbors Breakwater (within shouting distance of this marker); Agate Bay Commercial Fishing Village (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hand Car, Velocipede, Sleigh, Station Wagon (approx. 0.4 miles away); D&IR Railroad Company Sleigh (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Two Harbors.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Misspelling on the marker
Cyprus is misspelled. It should be cypress.
    — Submitted December 10, 2020.
 
Crusader II image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2014
3. Crusader II
Crusader II image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2014
4. Crusader II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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