Liberty (1889)
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Final Voyage


The vessel, Liberty, was scuttled in Kewaunee Harbor and then removed in December of 1906 by the Corp of Engineers and scuttled out in Lake Michigan.
Service History


The wood tug, towboat, Liberty was built in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin by Joseph E. Duffoe in 1889. In 1889 a live eagle was perched just forward of the pilot house.

The Saturday, May 13, 1899 Door County Advocate reports "Capt. John Johnson and engineer Desessen offer for sale the steamer Liberty without the boiler. The double engines, shaftings, etc. will be left in her and sold with the hull. The boiler is altogether too large for the boat and Captain Johnson states that she can be run to advantage with one of the engines instead of the two, and a much smaller boiler could likewise be employed. The Liberty is ten years old, is 67 feet long by 15 feet beam and 6 feet depth of hold. She is good condition and will be sold cheap."
 
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