My husband and I were leaving Door County, going home to Illinois. On the way we stopped in Sturgeon Bay to take a Fireboat Cruise. The Fireboat leaves from the dock of the... read more
Originally designed as a City of Chicago Fireboat, the “Fred A. Busse...
Originally designed as a City of Chicago Fireboat, the “Fred A. Busse” was built in Bay City, Michigan in 1937 and is similar to two other fire fighting vessels, the Victor Schlaeger and the Joseph Medill, constructed in Sturgeon Bay shortly after World War II.
It served the Chicago Fire Department for many years and now houses a small museum dedicated to Chicago’s firefighting efforts.