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

Anchor

 
 
Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
1. Anchor Marker
Inscription.  

This anchor was recovered in Northern Lake Michigan in 1979 by the crew of the USCG cutter/buoy tender Acacia when that ship was stationed in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. It was assumed that the anchor got fouled in the rocks and could not be raised by the ship's gear.

Donated by the Crew of Acacia
 
Location. 44° 49.777′ N, 87° 23.056′ W. Marker is in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Locust Court, on the right when traveling north on Madison Avenue. Touch for map. Marker and anchor are 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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 41-Foot Utility Boat Large (UTB) (a few steps from this marker); Semper Paratus (a few steps from this marker); Schooner Rudder (within shouting distance of this marker); Air Funnel (within shouting distance of this marker); Dunlap Reef Light Tower

Anchor and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
2. Anchor and Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capstans (about 300 feet away); Propeller and Stirrup Bearing (about 400 feet away); Ship's Double Wheel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sturgeon Bay.
 
Also see . . .
1. Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay WI. (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. USCG Cutter Acacia (WLB-406). (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. A Short Tour of the US Coast Guard Cutter Acacia on YouTube. (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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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 201 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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