This research report documents, 'the historical significance of the wooden fishing vessel Katherine V, located at Rogers City, Michigan [now at Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan in Alpena, Michigan], on the shores of Lake Huron.'


Authors write that, 'The Katherine V is the last remaining example of the large, wooden fish tugs that once plied the waters of Lake Huron on both the Canadian and American sides of the lake. She is also a splendid example of wooden ship building methods and skills that were once common among the craftsmen of this region.'

Report by Frank and Nancy Prothero (1990); published by Nan-Sea Publications, Port Stanley, Ont. N5L 1H3. Available for purchase at the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan where the vessel is now on display.