Fish Tugs of the Greatest Lake
LELOND LaFOND 246802 Built by Kewaunee Shipbuilding Engineering Corp, in 1944, for Lelond LaFond, Milwaukee, Wis., the 52 ft. x 14 ft. all steel vessel was equipped with a Model ME Murphy diesel engine, rated 150 hp. at 1200 r.p.m. The engine has a 6 bore and 6 stroke and through a 3;1 reduction gear, swings a 46 x 40 three blade propeller. The boat is still in the LaFond family, owned by Andy LaFond, Algoma, Wis., and is still powered with the original diesel engine.
Top: LELOND LaFOND shortly after construction. Bottom photo courtesy Steve Ceskowski, who noted, "The LELOND LaFOND has some of the best lines I've seen on a fish tug. The LaFond family has always kept her in showboat condition. She is seen here in the late 70's on Jones Island in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
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