Thursday, November 21, 2013

Steamer Petosky

On April 20, 1881, Burger and Burger of Manitowoc launched the 171' steamer PETOSKY, defying all superstitions about Fridays being unlucky days for boats. The keel was laid on a Friday, she was launched on a Friday and her maiden voyage was on a Friday.
 She had a very successful life, but met her end on December 5th 1935 when she was destroyed by fire at the scrapyard in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin while being converted to a barge.

In case you were wondering, December 5th was a.... Thursday.

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