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

Modern Ship Propeller

 
 
Modern Ship Propeller Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 9, 2014
1. Modern Ship Propeller Marker
Inscription.

This propeller wheel is typical of those used to drive Lakes freighters. It measures 14 feet 5 inches in diameter and weighs over 11 tons; being made of a special bronze alloy, its value exceeds 10,000 dollars. The propeller was removed from the 520-foot ore-carrier Charles S. Hebard, which was built in 1906 and scrapped 60 years later.

Gift of Fraser Shipyards, Superior, Wisconsin.
 
Location. 46° 46.819′ N, 92° 5.521′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Touch for map. Marker is in Canal Park, at the south end of Canal Park Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Float Copper (a few steps from this marker); Northwoods Sailors (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Merchant Marine / U.S. Navy Armed Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); Modern Ship Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Capstan (within shouting distance of this marker); Trotman Folding Stock Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to Davis Helberg
Modern Ship Propeller and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 9, 2014
2. Modern Ship Propeller and Marker
Lift Bridge in background
(within shouting distance of this marker); Edgar A. Culbertson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lake Superior Maritime Museum Association. (Submitted on November 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping. (Submitted on November 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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