Karl R. Josker |
| thumbnails |
Type your message and click Add Comment
It is best to
first but you may post as a guest.
Enter an optional name and contact email address.
I was going through some old photo albums and pulling out pixs I was not familiar with.I came across 4 pixs of this ship....is there a place I can mail them too? Please e-mail me at Buckeyes86243@comcast.net or call me at 302-535-8851...thank-you Mary-Beth Johnson
Thanks Karl for maintaining this site. The ship and I were named after my grandfather J.L. "Pete" Mauthe. I had the privelege of sailing on the J.L. Mauthe as a passenger with my family around 1970. My family stayed in touch with the Captain for many years after that until he passed away. The crew was great, the cruise was great and I got a whole new appreciation for the power of the storms on the Great Lakes and the people who work these ships through them.
My grandfather Lawrence Goulette was chief engineer at that time. Do you remember him at all?
I sailed on the J.L. Mauthe as a "deckhand" during the summer of 1953, following my Freshman year at University of Wisconsin, Superior, WI. If I remember correctly, the J.L. Mauthe was a brand new ship and 1953 was its' inaugaral year on the Great Lakes. It was a beautiful ship, everything was sparkling new, and a great privilege to serve her . . . especially for a young college student. Great memories and the ship still looks the same as it did 53 years ago.
click on thumbnails for full image