Hack Noyes


Originally christened the HELEN GENE, this boat was built by Burger Boat Co. in 1946, for Henry W. Smith, Waukegan, Ill. 55 ft. x 14 ft., and equipped with a 100-120 hp. Kahlenberg oil engine.


Helen Gene

The boat was sold to Wisconsin Conservation Department in the early 1950s, for use as a law enforcement patrol boat. The name was changed to HACK NOYES, and the Kahlenberg was replaced with a Cummins diesel.

Photos: Top- HACK NOYES at dock in Bayfield, 2001; bottom- with her original name and pilothouse, at Waukegan, IL circa late 1940s.



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