a blog supplementing the Images of America book from Arcadia Publishing
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Back in the heyday of excursion boats on Lake Winnebago and the Fox River, the sternwheel B.F. Carter was a popular craft. Named after a pioneer brick manufacturer in Oshkosh, the boat was built in Oshkosh in 1876. At 110 feet long and 24 feet wide, it was partially remade from a Menasha boat called the Island City, which saw its demise when it smashed into the Menasha lock in 1872. The B.F. Carter saw service until 1910.