To our friends: Harvey Hadland-- life-long commercial fisherman, self-taught scholar, and one of the world's true gentlemen-- passed away today at the age of 82. He will be missed by all, but this website will carry on as a tribute to his work and to the men and women of the Great Lakes fishing industry.
May 12, 2013
Fish Tugs Of The Greatest Lake
Fish tugs- the hardworking fishing boats of the Great Lakes.
Designed to meet the requirements of a challenging environment, the Great Lakes fish tug is a form seen nowhere else.
Today, one of the best places to see classic fish tugs is the village of Bayfield, on Lake Superior at Wisconsin's northern tip. Though some are now museum exhibits,
and others rest on shore, many continue their job of harvesting fish from Lake Superior.
Introduction: About this web page.
History: The evolution
of fish boat design at Bayfield, Wisconsin.
Gallery: Modern and historic images.
Roster: The fishing boats of Bayfield and vicinity.
The Fishermen: Men of the commercial fishery.
Kahlenberg Engine Roster:
Some of the boats powered by the famous engine.
The Fishing Anthology: A collection of annals and anecdotes related to the Great Lakes commercial fishery