Propeller and Stirrup Bearing
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
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. Marker and propeller are on the grounds of the Door County Maritime Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 North Madison Avenue, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capstans (a few steps from this marker); Dunlap Reef Light Tower
Also see . . . Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay WI. (Submitted on November 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.