The Port Huron Model 24-75, no. 7973, built in 1919 by the Port Huron Engine & Thresher Co., Port Huron, Mich., was purchased in 1922 for $2,500 by the Vonderau family in New Haven, Ind.
The Vonderau family’s Port Huron steam engine and water wagon, preparing for threshing, in 1932.
Jerrod Bennet, engineer, with the Port Huron at the 2005 Maumee Valley Antique Steam and Gas Association Show, New Haven, Ind.
The Port Huron in the 1940s, before restoration.
The Port Huron at the Black Swamp Steam & Gas Show at AuGlaize Village (near Defiance, Ohio) in 2006. The steamer is the focus of an unsolved mystery: In 1996, the Port Huron’s front and rear wheels were stolen, and replaced with a worn set. The crime remains unsolved.
Gears that were changed out of the Port Huron in 1928 still lay behind the barn at the Robert Vonderau farm, New Haven, Ind.
Original manual that came with the Vonderau Port Huron.