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

Ship's Double Wheel

 
 
Ship's Double Wheel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
1. Ship's Double Wheel Marker
Inscription.  Mounted on the stern of the ship over the rudder, the double wheel was used to steer the ship in the event of a breakdown of the regular steering system. The two wheels provided space for additional "man" power.
Donated by John and Robert Purves in memory of John H. Purves
 
Location. 44° 49.824′ N, 87° 22.995′ W. Marker is in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker can be reached from North Madison Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N. Madison Ave., 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. Steam Engine (a few steps from this marker); Fish Tug Linda E (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Laurie and Alexander Laurie (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost Great Lakes Mariners (within shouting distance of this marker); Howard A & Lou E Olson (within shouting distance of this marker); George J. Baudhuin (within shouting distance of
Ship's Double Wheel image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
2. Ship's Double Wheel
this marker); Captain John Roen (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert E. Peterson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sturgeon Bay.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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