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.