Pup (1894)
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Service History


The Pup was built as a small tug to assist boats in and out of the harbors during low water. She had been given an over sized engine and had no trouble towing any boat with a shallow enough draft into the harbor. The Pup had been damaged by fire in Kewaunee and was subsequently bought by Captain Tulledge of Sturgeon Bay. He dismantled the boat and sold the boiler and machinery to Laviolette Brothers and the hull to Mr. Peterson who used the old tug as a tow barge behind his gasoline launch.
Final Voyage


"On Saturday, July 17, 1915, Mr. Peterson left for Washington Island with a load of freight which included lumber and cement. Part of the cargo was removed at Fish Creek where the Pup was noticed to be leaking. All day and night on Sunday, the Captain and his 3 employees manned the pumps to keep the craft afloat. However, by Monday exhaustion and the rising water took their toll and the Pup filled and sank somewhere between Washington Island and West Harbors."
 
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