Fish Tugs of the Greatest Lake
SEA GULL One of the many boats built by John Peterson, at LaPointe, on Madeline Island. Just over 30 ft. in length, the boat was equipped with various gas engines over the years. Owned by Ole Olsen, Bayfield, the boat operated from Bear Island during the 1930s and into the 40s. Last operated out of Rocky Island in the mid 40s, the boat was sold, and ended up in Ashland, finally sinking in the Bad River, at Odanah.
Top, Sea Gull at Bayfield; below, Sea Gull at Bear Island with Ole Olsen and possibly Tommy Thompson cleaning nets; bottom, Ole Olson at Bear Island.
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