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Duluth in Saint Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

McDougall Patent Anchor

1891

 
 
McDougall Patent Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 9, 2014
1. McDougall Patent Anchor Marker
Inscription.  Unique apparatus invented by Duluth's Captain Alexander McDougall for use on his whaleback ships. About fifty appear to have been produced at the American Steelbarge Company Shipyard in Superior. This one was recovered in 1977 from the wreck of the Thomas Wilson, sunk in 1902. Salvaged by Robert and Randy Bradford, Al Kennedy, Judy Ferrell, and Elmer Engman.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1977.
 
Location. 46° 46.804′ N, 92° 5.48′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker is in Canal Park, at the south end of Canal Park Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capstan (a few steps from this marker); Lewis G. Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); Modern Ship Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgar A. Culbertson (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Merchant Marine / U.S. Navy Armed Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to Davis Helberg
McDougall Patent Anchor and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 9, 2014
2. McDougall Patent Anchor and Marker
Duluth Ship Canal in background
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Northwoods Sailors (within shouting distance of this marker); Modern Ship Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
 
Also see . . .  Alexander McDougall at Find A Grave. (Submitted on November 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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