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

Robert Laurie and Alexander Laurie

1825 - 1889 1852 - 1939

 
 
Robert Laurie and Alexander Laurie Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
1. Robert Laurie and Alexander Laurie Marker
Inscription.

In the early 1850's Robert Laurie and his family immigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland. They bought land north of the village of Sturgeon Bay in an area now known as Sevastopol. Mr. Laurie, a sailor and shipbuilder by trade, found timber on the land suitable for building ships. The Lauries began a boatbuilding business that was to be the first in the area. Their first ship, "Peninsula," was used for both passengers and freight. Later they quarried stone to build a home and soon were shipping stone to many ports on Lake Michigan. Alexander Laurie was a captain on one of his father's vessels. After his retirement, he collected fares on the Sturgeon Bay toll bridge. His son Robert, at age 18, was the youngest captain on the lakes.
 
Location. 44° 49.822′ N, 87° 22.966′ W. Marker is in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in Door County. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Door County Maritime Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 North Madison Avenue, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lost Great Lakes Mariners (here, next to this marker); Howard A & Lou E Olson (here, next to this marker); Captain John Roen

Robert Laurie and Alexander Laurie Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
2. Robert Laurie and Alexander Laurie Marker
Marker at left
(here, next to this marker); Robert E. Peterson (here, next to this marker); George J. Baudhuin (a few steps from this marker); Fred J. Peterson (a few steps from this marker); Propellers from the tug John Purves (a few steps from this marker); Historic Museum Tug John Purves (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sturgeon Bay.
 
Also see . . .  Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay WI. (Submitted on October 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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