Lapeer PC-1138 - History

Lapeer PC-1138 - History

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(PC-1138 dp. 295, 1. 173'8", b. 23', dr. 8'; s. 20 k.; cpl. 66; a. 1 3", 1 40mm., 5 20 mm., 2 dct., 2 dcp., 2 rkt.; cl.PC-461 )

PC-1138 was laid down by Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Mich., 9 January 1943; launched 19 April 1943, and commissioned at New Orleans' La., 17 September 1943, Lt. Gilbert N. Cooper in command.

After shakedown off Florida, PC-1138 departed New Orleans 14 November escorting LSTs to Coco Solo, arriving 22 November. She sailed 8 December escorting Lueon (ARG-2) to Funafuti, then continued on to the New Hebrides on convoy escort duty. Escort runs from Funafuti continued until 1 May, when she sailed for the Solomons, arriving Florida Island the 6th. She operated on patrol and escort in the Solomons, occasionally sailing to islands to the south, until departing for Ulithi, where she arrived 14 December.

Between December 1944 and July 1945, PC-1188 provided essential escort for ship movements related to the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns, sailing from Ulithi to the Palaus, Eniwetok, and Guam. She arrived in Pearl Harbor 8 August, and operated out of there until sailing for the west coast 20 May 1946. Atter calling in San Francisco, she reached Astoria, Oreg., 21 June, and there decommissioned 13 September 1946. While berthed in reserve in the Columbia River, she w as named La peer 1 February 1956. Her name was struck from the Naval Register on April 1959 and she was subsequently sold.

Lapeer PC-1138 - History

Exploring Lake Union Shipwrecks with Dan Warter (9:28)

VIDEO SOUNDTRACK MUSIC: By Kevin MacLeod, Vaun Raymond & Marc Hoffman

Diver on Bow of Lake Union Wreck , ph. Chris Borgen

J. E. Boyden , Museum of History & Industry, SHS 8330

USS Lapeer , aka PC-1138 , US Navy

Forest Friend & Sister ship , c. 1923, Seattle Now & Then

Monongahela leaving Lake Union , 1931, Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society 5902

Boat Landing, Leschi Park , Oregon Historical Society

Crew on Lake Union , 1931, Seattle Now & Then

Kahlenberg, Museum of History & Industry

Kahlenberg Crew with Ivar Haglund , Seattle Times

Tug & Coal Barge on Lake Union

Delivery Wagons of the Seattle Coal & Fuel Company , 1909, University of Washington Special Collections, SEA1789

Tug Boat & Logs Floating , ph. Clarke Kinsey, University of Washington Special Collections, 516.3864 z

J. E. Boyden towing tall ships , Museum of History & Industry 1955.970.591

J. E. Boyden towing Indian Canoe , Museum of History & Industry, 1955.970.470

Makahs Butchering Whale , ca. 1930, ph Asahel Curtis, University of Washington Special Collections CUR767

Makah Whaling Canoe Landing on the Shore , 1910, ph. Asahel Curtis, University of Washington Special Collections CUR2064

J. E. Boyden, Museum of History & Industry, SHS 7160

YMS 105 (Gypsy Queen) at Boothbay Harbor , 1942, courtesy of Dick Wagner

Gypsy Queen Readied for her Last Voyage, Seattle Times, Sept. 2, 1968

This exhibit is partly funded by 4Culture Arts, Heritage & Preservation through the King County Lodging Tax

‘Gone in the blink of an eye’: Lapeer reeling, thankful for work of first responders in aftermath of historic fire

LAPEER, Mich. (WJRT) - It’s hard for resident to come to terms with what happened in downtown Lapeer, when decades of memories went up in smoke.

The fire that sparked overnight Saturday burned for more than 12 hours, leaving scorch marks on more than just surrounding buildings, but hearts and minds as well.

The community was battered by its second major fire in under a decade but remains thankful the situation didn’t take a turn for the worse. The city has already promised to rebuild.

Only charred wood and piles of rubble fill the space where two historic buildings stood just a day earlier.

“There was a center building here and that’s where it started and then there was another building right here.”

Rod Robertson is directing a play at the nearby Pix Theater. The local icon, open for auditions Sunday, spared by the flames that put a whole section of this small town city block out of commission.

“The community rallied,” Robertson said. “They were bringing them food and water and letting them use the restrooms in their businesses. the fire department did an amazing job considering how hot it was. It turned into an oven.”

The 10-alarm fire kept fire crews on the attack for hours, blinded by thick black smoke. The flames just kept coming, unrelenting and uncontrollable, engulfing apartments above and businesses below in a city under siege.

A lot of folks had to take it in for themselves, sporting stunned stares as they watched their city’s history crumble to dust.

“To wake up this morning and to see this, it’s heartbreaking,” said Patrick Hingst, a downtown business owner. “To see those memories just go up.”

“It’s gone in the blink of an eye,” Katie Witherspoon said. “It’s really sad.”

Witherspoon and daughter Victoria live just down the street and came when they heard the commotion.

“It’s devastating,” she said. “Lapeer is a small, little town. We love Lapeer. This is devastating.”

Plywood covered the doors and windows of at least one nearby shop Sunday. Volunteers with the American Red Cross were still in the area, working with the more than a dozen folks who once called this charred pile of rubble home, providing financial and mental help.

A sign in the window just across the street read, “God bless fire and rescue workers.”

“It’s one of those times where all of the usual arguments are gone and everyone’s like, let’s get together,” Robertson said. “Let’s get through this.”

Fire investigators continue looking into what sparked that initial fire and will likely have an answer in a few weeks.

Peruvian Navy

The Peruvian Navy (MGP, as per the Spanish acronym) is an executive body of the Ministry of Defense, a branch of the Armed Forces and, as such, it takes part of the Joint Command of the Peruvian Armed Forces.

The General Commander of the Navy is the highest-ranking naval authority, who holds the rank of Admiral during the fulfillment of his functions. The General Commander of the Navy and the Chief of the Navy General Staff make up the Naval High Command.

The Peruvian Navy controls, monitors and defends the maritime domain, rivers and lakes, in accordance with the law and treaties ratified by the State to ensure the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic. The Navy acts and participates in controlling domestic order, as provided for in the Political Constitution of Peru and by current laws. It takes part in the social economic development of the country, the implementation of civic actions and providing social support in coordination with public entities, where appropriate, as well as participating in Civil Defense related actions, as stated by law. Henceforth, its mission was defined as follows:

To monitor and protect national interests in the maritime, river and lake areas, and support the foreign policy of the State through Naval Power. To take control of domestic order, assist in the economic and social development of the country and participate in Civil Defense actions as stated by law to help ensure the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic and the general wellbeing of the population.

After Peru's independence in 1821, General Jose de San Martín, regarded as the Protector of Peru, established the Peruvian Navy. The first General Commander was Captain Martin George Guise.


Timber Systems was originally started as a department of Heart Truss Company in Lansing Michigan. Thomas Bergeon was the Department Manager. After several years the company was spun off in 1976 and became an independent company.

The company&rsquos primary focus was on custom fabricated Glue Laminated Beams sold to contractors in western Michigan. It also did marketing and sales for other engineered wood products such as I-Joists as they were developed and entered the construction market.

Over time Timber Systems market area expanded to all of Michigan, northern Ohio and Northern Indiana. The product line was expanded to include Park shelters as well.

Dean Lemon joined the company in the mid 1990&rsquos. He worked as an estimator and Project Manager along with Tom Bergeon. Dean later acquired the company from Tom Bergeon, although Tom continued to work with Dean.

Timber Systems expanded its product line again in the late 1990&rsquos by acquiring the rights to the old LOCKDECK wood decking system from Potlatch. The product was re-named TimberDeck &trade after its acquisition.

Roger Harris acquired the company in 1999. Tom Bergeon stayed on with the company and passed on his wealth of experience over the next two years. The company began to do installation of heavy timber material in 2000 and expanded rapidly to cover not only states in the Midwest but also most of the Mid-Atlantic states and New England.

Timber Systems, LLC was moved to Lapeer Michigan in 2001. Lapeer Lumber & Truss was acquired in 2002 and the offices were consolidated at the Lapeer Lumber location.

Timber Systems, LLC began fabrication of materials in 2005 and continues to expand its geographic coverage. The company now sells and installs material in most states east of the Rocky Mountains. Its continued growth has been enabled by providing excellent service and high quality products to the contractors with which it does business.

What Lapeer family records will you find?

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lapeer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lapeer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

There are 129 immigration records available for the last name Lapeer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

There are 170 military records available for the last name Lapeer. For the veterans among your Lapeer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lapeer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lapeer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

There are 129 immigration records available for the last name Lapeer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

There are 170 military records available for the last name Lapeer. For the veterans among your Lapeer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.


The Lapeer County Courthouse was built by Alvin N. Hart, one of Lapeer's first settlers. Born in Connecticut in 1804, Hart came to Michigan in 1831 and platted the village of Lapeer two years later. He also served as sheriff and as a member of both houses of the state legislature.

Although the date in the pediment, 1839, marks the construction of the county's first courthouse, this building was erected in 1845-46 and bought by the county in 1853. It is an impressive Greek Revival structure. The two-story exterior is of native white pine, supported by a brick foundation. The facade of the full-height portico has four fluted Doric columns supporting the pediment. A three-tiered tower rises at the rear of the building.

The Lapeer County Courthouse is now the oldest courthouse in Michigan which serves its original purpose. It remains a fine example of the dignified Doric style.

Michigan History Division
Richard H. Austin, Secretary of State

Lapeer PC-1138 - History

Early History of Lapeer County, Michigan

French Colonial Period (1620s - 1760)

The place now known as Lapeer County was inhabited by the Fox and Sauk Tribes, when French explorers, missionaries and traders first set foot on the Michigan lower penisula, some time between 1620 and 1634 (depending on who you ask!). For reference, the Pilgrims on the Mayflower landed in Plymouth, MA in 1620.

1755 map of Great Lakes region.

The combination of the St Clair River, Lake St Clair, and the Detroit River, form a navigable strait between Lakes Huron and Erie. The population of early Michigan was concentrated along this strait, with the esception of the settlement at Michilimackinac, at the northern tip of the lower penisnsula. Migration into the interior was slow, partly because the peninsula was thought to be mostly swamp and forest, unfit for cultivation.

Fort Detroit was established by the French in 1701. It was an important outpost for the French colonists until it was surrendered to the British in 1760, after the Fall of Quebec. Thus ended the French colonial period in Michigan. At that time the population of Detroit was about 2,000. The future Lapeer County lay 40 to 70 miles to the north, uninhabited but surely not unexplored by Europeans.

English Colonial Period (1760-1783)

The Quebec Act of 1774 added a large area, including what would
become Michigan, to the British Province of Quebec. [ source]

Fort Detroit played a major role in the American Revolutionary War. When the War ended in 1783, Michigan came under US jurisdiction, but the US didn't take control until 1796.

American Territorial Period (1783 - 1837)

It's hard to say when the British Colonial Period ended and American Territorial Period began in Michigan. The region was ceded to the United States in the 1783 Treaty of Paris, but the British were still determined to hold onto Fort Detroit, and the US didn't take over until 1796. Between 1783 and 1805 the lines drawn on maps did not always reflect the situation on the ground.

Michigan was officially part of the Northwest Territory, from 13 Jul 1787 until 1 Mar 1803, when it briefly became part of Indiana Territory.

Detroit was destroyed by a fire on 1 Jul 1805, but was soon rebuilt. Michigan Territory, including what is now Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and parts of the Dakotas, was formed on 30 Jun 1805, with Detroit as the capital, just 19 days after the fire.

This 1896 map shows the part of Michigan, in green, that was ceded to the US in the 1807 Treay of Detroit.
[Cropped from this source]

In the Treaty of Detroit, signed on 17 Nov 1807, the Ottawa, Chippewa, Wyandot and Potawatomi Native American nations ceded to the United states a large part of southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio. This included the future Lapeer County. It's not clear what, if anything, the Indians got from the treaty.

Detroit was captured and held for a short time by the British in the War of 1812.

The county governments started to be organized in the Detroit area and in Mackinac (then called Michilimackinac) at the northern tip of the lower peninsula. Wayne County, which included Detroit, was organized in 1815. Monroe County, on the southwest side of Wayne, was founded in 1817, and Macomb County, on the northeast side of Wayne, in 1818. Also in 1818, Michilimackinac County, to the north. Oakland County, on the west side of Macomb, was founded in 1819, and St Clair County, northeast side of Macomb, in 1820.

In the Treaty of Saginaw, signed on 24 Sep 1819, Native American tribes ceded another large part of Michigan, to the north and west of the previous cession, to the US. The map above seems to include Lapeer County in the 1807 Cession, but [HRP, p. 10] indicates that only a small portion of Lapeer and Genesee were in the 1807 cession, and the rest in the 1819 cession.

"The treaty of 1819 was a very important one, as this portion of the State was then in Indian possession, and the object of the government was the cession by the natives of the vast tract in which was included the rich and flourishing valleys of the Saginaw and its tributaries. The chief speaker for the Indians was O-ge-ma-ke-ga-to, and he opposed the proposition of Gen. Cass with indignation. Said he:

"'You do not know our wishes. Our people wonder what has brought you so far from your homes. Your young men have invited us to come and light the council fire we are here to smoke the pipe of peace, but not to sell our lands. Our American father wants them. Our English father treats us better. He has never asked for them. You flock to our shores our waters grow warm our lands melt like a cake of ice our possessions grow smaller and smaller. The warm wave of the white man rolls in upon us and melts us away. Our women reproach us our children want homes. Shall we sell from under them the spot where they spread their blankets? We have not called you here we smoke with you the pipe of peace.'"

By 1818 some of the land had been surveyed, and a wagon road was laid out from Detroit to Chicago.

On 10 Sep 1822, about 200 years after the first Europeans set foot on Michigan soil, there were 10 new counties created in Michigan Territory, including Lapeer. The boundaries changed a few times, before taking the present shape.

1826 map of Lapeer County, MI and surrounding area.
[Cropped and enhanced from this source]

Lapeer County lay uninhabited from its formation in 1822 until 1828, when the first settler, James DENEEN, settled in the southeast corner, in what is now Almont Township. He was the only inhabitant until 1830, when more settlers started to come in. The county government was finally organized on 2 Feb 1835.

1835 Map of Michigan Territory. Click to enlarge.

Michigan Statehood (1837 - present)

Michigan bacame the 26th state in the United States on 26 Jan 1837. Most of the population was concentrated in the southeast, near the Detroit River.

1844 Map showing Lapeer and neighboring counties.

1855 Map showing Lapeer County with its current boundary, and some of the townships.

Also see the Census page, with a summary of the 1840 US Census for Lapeer County, and the Early Churches page.

This page was last revised 14 Dec 2019 by William Haloupek.

Lapeer County MIGenWeb contents have been willed to MIGenWeb.

©1996-2019 by MIGenWeb & the various submitters

Lapeer PC-1138 - History

Methodism in Lapeer began in 1834, just 3 years after the first settlers arrived, when a Lapeer circuit (preachers coming on horseback) was added to the Farmington circuit. Early services were held at various locations including the Courthouse.

In 1836 a pastor from either Pontiac or Farmington visited Lapeer and organized the official chartered congregation.

It would not be until 1844 that a permanent sanctuary was completed and dedicated to being the home of First Methodist Episcopal of Lapeer. The minister at that time was George Hemmingway, who prior to entering the ministry was a carpenter. Lumber was donated by church members. It was a small New England style frame building measuring 35’ by 45’. Seating capacity was around 35. Membership at that time was 185. This home would serve the Lapeer M.E. for 20 years.

Our early pioneers exhibited a missionary spirit through their deeds and teaching brought the word of God to the Chippewa Indians of the Ne-Bis-Sing tribe. The missionary spirit has lived through the years and is present in the works of Trinity today.

In 1865 the Lapeer Methodist Episcopal Church constructed a new wooden frame structure on the S.W. corner of Monroe St. and Liberty St. which served the membership until 1895 when a brick church was erected at the same location. This building served as the center of worship from 1895 to February 1961.

Trinity Methodist in Lapeer by name has existed only since February 1961. The name was chosen by the congregation to support a new sanctuary and campus, our current location on N. Main St. Our heritage as Methodist Episcopal and Monroe Street Methodist has not been forgotten. We still believe in our mission statement of “Caring, Sharing and Teaching all in the name of Christ”.

Dicking Bimbos Since March 2009

No time to motivate y’all, gotta get back on the clock. So pictures.
Merry Christmas (Abbot)

And a little more Christmas.

This was in my “fitness” binders for some reason. I guess she’s “fit”, but it still seems miscategorized.

Dragon flag. I can do these.

Curls for the… girls? NTTAWWT.


And my apology for the veins.

and I’m sorry again. Not really.

Was she running in a wrestling singlet?

More veins, but a pretty smile to go with them.

I can’t do this. I’m okay with that.

Rate this:

Like this:


The penalty for being late is three swats. Yall bend over.

PG, you really want to touch my butt?

I didn’t know that about you.

That’s a triathlon singlet.

All the first one wants for Christmas is a real vagina.

I like the first one. A lot.

I don’t. H8 it when women get tatoo sleeves. It looks horrible.

That guy with veiny arms is a bit unsettling.

I normally don’t like tats, but I’d hit Christmas Abbot like a whiny kid in K-Mart.

whiny kid in K-Mart, hahahahaha

I’d have to do it if I had the chance, it would be over quickly, and I’d hope no one saw it.

I like the way you went “boy-girl-boy-girl-boy-girl” in this poat.

Considering the first two images are literally the same person, I question your discernment.

Absolutely, or figuratively, literally.

Considering the first two images are literally the same person, I question your discernment.

Yeah, I noticed the resemblance almost immediately. Maybe it was the gun tattoo….

Plus, you said “And a little more Christmas.” Pretty much a dead giveaway.

So I stand by my statement

I admire your steadfastness even as I lament your inaccuracy.

First two pics are probably pre and post op, so Wiser is correct.

That is literally the absolutely completely nicely done argument in the history of the H2.

Is that your gun digging into my hip?

Post op is just a mutilated man, XBrad. So even if he’s right he’s wrong.

It’s two pictures of the same guy, so it counts as one. Wiser is correct.

First two pics are probably pre and post op, so Wiser is correct.

That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.

See, he has two pics of the same “chick” at the start., So that’s one person. I was reflecting on the alternating of the persons themselves, not the actual pics.

But, to be fair, he did screw up the order on the last two pics, throwing in two actual women in a row. So technically, he is correct insofar as the “boy-girl-boy” alternation is not throughout the entire post.

and on a completely different topic than the original gender of today’s models, in looking at the photo of the second yound lass (picture three, in case your are still confused), it occurs to me…

dayum, them wimmens gots just a ton of shit going on in the bathroom, amirite?

It looks like a hotel room. My guess is porno shoot.

My guess is porno shoot.

Costume party if it makes you feel better wiser

Costume party if it makes you feel better wiser

I thought she was getting ready for her shift at the Tilted Kilt.

But costume party works too.

I’m sorry to say, but she’s probably five minutes from having her face slapped by at least three dicks. There may also be a midget involved.

I’m sorry to say, but she’s probably five minutes from having her face slapped by at least three dicks. There may also be a midget involved.

But… but… but… leon wouldn’t have a pron star in his folders, would he??

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