Fish Tugs of the Greatest Lake
CINDY MARIE (LINDA MAE)
Built as LINDA MAE by T.D. Vinette Company, Escanaba, Mich., in 1963, for George Stark, Cornucopia, Wis. The 38 ft. x 13 ft. steel hulled vessel was equipped with a 120 hp. Graymarine Model 6-330 gas engine. The boat was trucked to Cornucopia, and passed through Bayfield the day President John Kennedy was assassinated.
In the late 1960s the boat was sold to James Erickson, Bayfield, re-named CINDY MARIE, and re-powered with a GM 6-71 diesel. In 1998 Dean Halvorson, Bayfield, bought her from Erickson.
Photo: above, CINDY MARIE at Bayfield, March 1981; below, at Halvorson Fisheries, Cornucopia, October 2011.
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