Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

B.F. Carter

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.

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