Jensen Charters offers a variety of boat tours on Lake Michigan aboard the historic 1945 gill net tug, the Elsie J

The Elsie J. is a 48 ft. x 13 ft. fishing tug that was built by the Burger Boat Co.in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in 1945 for Chris Jensen of South Haven, Michigan. The Elsie J. has undergone several changes over the years to include the addition of the pilothouse and modification of the stern for passengers. Chris Jensen began commercially fishing aboard the Elsie J. just after taking delivery of her in 1945. His son Chuck eventually took over the family business and fished aboard the Elsie J. until 1976 when commercial fishing was banned on the Great Lakes. Equipped with her original 75-90 hp. Kahlenberg Oil Engine, the boat is still at South Haven operating as a licensed charter boat by the original owner's grandson, Captain Bob Jensen.

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What you can do here

Boat Rides, Boat Viewing

394 Dyckman Ave.,
South Haven, MI 49090
GPS: 42.40608, -86.27366
Hours: see website for details
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