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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.

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