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Celebrating Our Past: Brodhead Historical Society
The Nautilus was a naphtha-powered motor launch that carried paying passengers up and down the Mill Race from Putnam Park in Brodhead. It would travel the full Mill Race, through the head-gates to the "Parks" area on the south shore of Decatur Lake. It was over 20 feet long and operated circa the 1890s and early 1900s. (Photo supplied by the Brodhead Historical Society)