The wooden fishing tug L.P. Hill
was built in 1889 at Fish creek, Wisconsin by W.W. Hill. The two cylinder steeple compound steam engine was built in Two Rivers, Wisconsin by Kahlenberg Brothers. The vessel was used primarily in the fishing trade in the Two Rivers, Door County area of Lake Michigan.
The tug L.P. Hill
assisted the Arctic
in December of 1889 during heavy seas with icy conditions by towing the Arctic
to Horseshoe Island in Eagle Harbor.
"A new boiler is being put in the fishing tug L.P. Hill
at West Harbor, Washington Island. The 'kettle' is one that did service in the tug Brooks
of Algoma, and being practically new is allowed a steam pressure of 130 pounds. As the boiler taken out of the Hill
was allowed only 80 pounds the change ought to make a big improvement in the power and speed of the boat." Door County Advocate 7/11/1907.
Last Document Of Enrollment Surrendered: Milwaukee: 2/14/1914: "Abandoned".
On The Rocks Dive Guide lists this vessel, the L.P. Hill
, abandoned near the Louisiana
in Washington Harbor (unverified).