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The Dream Sled

The Dream Sled | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
This was the first boat & sled-type windsled built on Madeline Island. Built by Elmer Nelson for Howard Russell between 1950-1951. Had a 9-cylinder R-680-E3 Lycoming engine. The tail was a portion of a Stinson AT-19 airplane. Overall length of the windsled was 23'6" and 7'10" wide with a carrying capacity of 6-7 persons. This windsled was operated from 1951-1957 between Bayfield and Madeline Island.
DESCRIPTION
This was the first boat & sled-type windsled built on Madeline Island. Built by Elmer Nelson for Howard Russell between 1950-1951. Had a 9-cylinder R-680-E3 Lycoming engine. The tail was a portion of a Stinson AT-19 airplane. Overall length of the windsled was 23'6" and 7'10" wide with a carrying capacity of 6-7 persons. This windsled was operated from 1951-1957 between Bayfield and Madeline Island.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:3354
Creation Date: 1953
Creator Name:Unknown
City:La Pointe
County:Ashland
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Ashland and Bayfield counties photographs, circa 1940-1965
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 6166
Original Dimensions:8 x 10 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This collection of photographs was separated from the Trees for Tomorrow Inc. collection, Northland MSS L.
SUBJECTS
Islands
Madeline Island (Wis.)
Boats and boating
Sleds
Superior, Lake
Ice
Snow
Outdoor photography

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