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

Ellsworth L. Peterson

1924 -

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
1. Ellsworth L. Peterson Marker
Inscription.

With a maritime career begun in 1941 at Peterson Boat Works stockroom, Ellsworth attended the USMMA [United States Merchant Marine Academy] Kings Point and sailed on tankers in WWII. He rejoined his family's business, learned the tools of the trade, and in 1965 he succeeded his father [Fred] as President and Chairman of the Board in 1996. Through his leadership, PBI emerged as an international shipbuilder, constructing over 800 wooden, steel, aluminum and fiberglass vessels such as gunboats, heavy lift and research ships, rescue salvage vessels, amphibious craft, tuna seiners, car ferries, and Avenger mine countermeasure ships; and building Navy vessels for 13 countries! His diligence earned maritime honors including the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Admiral Land Medal. With love for his shipyard and hometown, Ellsworth claims that he only got one mile in his life. Indeed, his birthplace, shipyard and lifelong residence are all within one mile of each other.
 
Erected by Peterson Builders, Incorporated.
 
Location. 44° 49.822′ N, 87° 22.956′ 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

Ellsworth L. Peterson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
2. Ellsworth L. Peterson Marker
Nearest marker
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. Fred J. Peterson (here, next to this marker); Robert E. Peterson (here, next to this marker); Captain John Roen (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); Howard A & Lou E Olson (a few steps from this marker); Lost Great Lakes Mariners (a few steps from this marker); Karl Overland (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sturgeon Bay.
 
Also see . . .
1. Peterson Builders, Inc., Sturgeon Bay WI. (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay WI. (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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