Fraser Shipyards (Superior, Wisconsin)

The famous dry-docking facility, Fraser Shipyards, is located on 60-acres at Connor’s Point, Howards Pocket Bay, Lake Superior in the city of Superior, Wisconsin. It is directly across from Duluth, Minnesota.

Hailed as “the last major independent shipyard on the American side of the Great Lakes,” Fraser was opened in 1890. The golden years are widely considered to be 1958-1977 under the ownership of “Old Bob” Fraser.

Fraser Shipyards (Superior, Wisconsin)

Fraser handles: dry docking, floating repairs, fixing & building “Lakers,” and many large ships dock here during the winters.

The Punch Shed is a fabrication shop where steel plates for vessel repairs are cut, bent and rolled on-site.

Fraser Shipyards (Superior, Wisconsin)

Lake Assault Boats operates out of a 10,000-square foot machine shop at Fraser. Here they build small welded aluminum industrial boats (ie: fire boats, police patrol boats, rescue ships, etc.)

So if you’re into ships or in the area or you’re one of the many ships comprising Great Lakes maritime traffic, stop in and check out Fraser Shipyards (1 Clough Ave, Superior, Wisconsin)!

Homepage

http://www.frasershipyards.com/

Fraser Shipyards (Superior, Wisconsin)
Fraser Shipyards (Superior, Wisconsin)

 

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