© Photographed July 30, 2018
Bayfield, Bayfield County, Wisconsin
Originally named the LILY MAE, this boat was built by Frank Muhlke at Bayfield in 1946.When acquired by Jack Erickson in the middle 60's she was renamed DONNA BELLE, after Jack's wife. Then she was repowered with a GM G-71 diesel, and in 1977; [sic] she was fitted with a steel hull.
When fishing Lake Superior, Jack and son [sic] Marty, would tow a smaller, open boat behind the DONNA BELLE, necessary for access to the pound nets.
In the Spring of 2012, she was retired to Rocky Acres.
Donna Belle is located on the grounds of Rocky Acres Berry Farm and is accessible from northbound County Highway J, at its T-intersection with Weidinger Road, at or near 87340 County Highway J, Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814.
Donna Belle is located in Bayfield, Wisconsin.