Even fish tugs are like family in Fishtown. In 1958 Louis Steffens launched the newly built Janice Sue, which he named for his three-year old niece. Better able to endure ice and waves, steel-hulled tugs replaced hand-built wood tugs. The Janice Sue has since been owned by other Leland fishermen, including the Carlson family, but Leland has always been her home. The all-steel Joy, a trap-net tug, was built locally by fishermen Ross Lang. Since she was launched in 1981, the Joy has operated out of Leland, MI. The Janice Sue and the Joy are Fishtown icons that were purchased by the Fishtown Preservation Society.
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