Fish Tug Lelond LaFond Fairport

Fish Tug Lelond LaFond Fairport
The gillnetter Lelond LaFond at Fairport,Mi.
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Postby Points North » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:08 am

I have fond memories of working on the Lelond LaFond the Winter of 2004 when Andy LaFond owned it and operated out of Algoma,Wi. It was good to see the Lelond LaFond again when I visited Fairport,Mi this past Summer 6/14/2016 and got this shot.
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Postby upfish » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:06 pm

great tug, i was the first person andy called when he decided to sell the boat, a few days later we brought it home to fairport, for yrs i always wondered why lelond lafond didn't have a burger boat built, when i asked andy. he told his dad rode on one of the big burgers built in the late 30's and didnt like the way they rolled so much. so he had walter haertel design a tug for him the way he wanted it. they sure built a great riding boat, and the original murphy engine has to be one of the most dependable engines ever put in a fishtug, we have had absolutely no problems with it in the ten yrs since bringing it to fairport, thanks andy for allowing us to caretake such a fine vessel.

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