Cap Streeter and His Boat

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Streeter repairing his boat, the Reutan. K. C. Tessendorf, author of "Captain Streeter's District of Lake Michigan," writes that when Streeter's second wife, Maria, christened the boat, she said, "I christen thee Reutan." Tessendorf explains that she was actually thinking of Roatan, an island off the Honduras coast. Streeter later renamed this boat the Maria.