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

Steam Engine

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

This engine is from the Mercury (length 250.8, beam 43.01), which was built by the Pennsylvania Shipyard of Beaumont, Texas. She was launched in June 1937 for Tankers, Inc. before moving to Lakeland Tankers Ltd., its Canadian subsidiary in 1947. After reconstruction at the Port Weller Drydock, in 1947, she resumed trading as Lubrolake. Although Lubrolake traveled throughout the Great Lakes system, she spent most of her time on the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence section in the petroleum trade. She operated to the end of the 1966 season and then was retired at Toronto. She was sold to United Metals Ltd. for scrap in 1967, but was resold to K.C. Irving Enterprises. After the ship's forward cabins were removed, the vessel ran aground while being towed by tugs and landed at New Waterford, Nova Scotia where she was abandoned.
 
Erected by Door County Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 44° 49.833′ N, 87° 23.004′ W. Marker is in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker is on Madison Avenue north of Larch Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker and engine 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.
 
Other nearby markers.

Steam Engine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
2. Steam Engine and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Propeller and Stirrup Bearing (within shouting distance of this marker); Sturgeon Bay Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Fish Tug Linda E (within shouting distance of this marker); Dunlap Reef Light Tower (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); George J. Baudhuin (within shouting distance of this marker); Howard A & Lou E Olson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sturgeon Bay.
 
Also see . . .
1. Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay WI. (Submitted on November 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Shipwreck: Lubrolake. (Submitted on November 26, 2015, 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 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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