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Green Bay Workhorses: The Nau Tug Line

Burridge, George Nau; Spencer, Bonnie J. - Editor

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ISBN 10: 0962921912 / ISBN 13: 9780962921919
Published by Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A., 1991
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202 Pages with 7 Page Comprehensive Index that includes many personal names. Tight book in original condition. Very small front cover corner crease. No other defects noted. Interior text pages are flawless. Three inked lines with author signature dated 1991. Includes Correction Sheet. In 1991 the Burridge Family began their 56th year of sailing on Green Bay and Lake Michigan. Many of the ports, islands, and gathering points to be visited will be the same locations where the Nau schooners (1864-1880) and the Nau tugs (1890- 1917) operated in the more active days of marine activity on those waters.Contents in 13 Chapters: A Brief History of the Nau Tug Line 1890-1917, The Tug C.M. Charnley, The Tug Geo. D. Nau, The Tug Claude, The Tug Gladys Nau, The Tug Torrent, The Tug J.W. Bennett, The Tug Erna, The Tug Mae Martel, The L.T. Brogan, The Tug W.S. Taylor, The Tug J.C. Ames, and Rafting Pulpwood and the Paper Industery. The author was born in 1908 and came to Green Bay in 1912 to live with his grandparents, George and Cora Nau after the tragic death of his mother, Gladyce Nau Burridge. He graduated from East High School in 1926,and received his master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard in 1932. He returned to Green Bay and worked with the Nau interests. He was employed by Hoberg Paper Mills and a director of that mill when it was purchased by Procter & Gamble. He organized Naus' Ltd. and was involved with WFRV-TV, and served many years as director of the Peoples Marine Bank. He devoted much of his time to his community, among his interests were the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Brown County, the Greater Green Bay Human Rights Commission, and the Astor Neighborhood of Green Bay, the largest urban area in Wisconsin on the National Register of Historic Places. He was Moderator of both the Wisconsin Conference of Congregational Churches, and the United Church of Christ. In the field of history he was president of the Brown County Historical Society, co-chairman of the Celebration of the 350th Anniversary of the first visit of an explorer to Wisconsin, and co-founder of the Voyageur, a magazine of history of Northeastern Wisconsin. Mr. Burridge is a member of the Association for Great Lakes Marine History, the Great Lakes Historical Society, the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society, and the Manitowoc Maritime Museum. Mr. Burridge died at age 98 in 2007. Illustrated throughout with photographs, documents, and detailed graphs. Thise history of the Nau Tug Line and a detailed activity of each tug is a vital and colorful story of a segment of local and regional maritime history. Bookseller Inventory # 14113

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Title: Green Bay Workhorses: The Nau Tug Line

Publisher: Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition Stated.

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The Nau family owned and operated a line of tug boats from 1890 - 1917. These tugs were an important link for the lumber industry and growing paper mill factories in the Fox River Valley. This book is a detailed history of the growth and success of this family run business that played a prominent role in the commercial activity of the port of Green Bay and its direct involvement in the rapid development of the pulp and paper industry in Green Bay and the Fox River Valley.

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