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  1. I remember watching the launch of the Margaret L in Sturgeon Bay, WI. It was supposedly one of the first side launches at the time. I was a child. And remember it being very exciting. I recall the champagne bottle didn’t break on the first swipe during the christening of the ship at the launch.

    1. Wow, that must’ve been something! I could imagine the fanfare, with it being such a big ship (especially for its time). Thanks for your comment, Janet!

    2. I dated the navigator on the Margaret L, and spent some time on her when she was in port. The master’s quarters were truly luxurious. I wish someone would post details of the payload: it was a LOT of tuna that was unloaded in Ponce!

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