Northeastern Maritime Historical Foundation

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The 1913 steam-powered tugboat the Spirit of Algoma is part of the collection of the foundation.

The Northeastern Maritime Historical Foundation is a non-profit organization established to preserve historic vessels.[1] The Foundation has assembled steam-powered vessels in Duluth, Minnesota.

In 2005 some of the Foundation's vessels were still being leased for use.[2] The former United States Coast Guard icebreaker USCG Snohomish was leased in 2005 to serve as a commercial icebreaker.

Other vessels in the foundation's collection include the 1913 steam-powered tug the Spirit of Algoma and the 1916 steam-powered tug Reiss.[3]


  1. ^ "Northeastern Maritime Historical Foundation Inc (Head Office)". GloMaritime. 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2013-07-01. The Northeastern Maritime Historical Foundation was formed in the Spring of 2003 to “save” a list of commercial vessels of historical importance to the Great Lakes, East Coast, and their early link, the Erie Canal. Ourgoal is to preserve as many of these vessels as possible, and documentthe history of all the others that served in the “Northeastern” regionof the United States. 
  2. ^ "Rescue: Snohomish to operate out of Ludington this winter". Luddington Daily News. 2005-11-02. pp. 1, 5. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Historic tugboat heading to Holland — once it’s out of Kalamazoo Lake". Holland Sentinel. 2011-10-11. Archived from the original on 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2013-07-01. The boat got stuck in the muck of Kalamazoo Lake about five years ago after it was purchased by the Northeastern Maritime Historical Foundation.