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Attraction Name Description
Albatross Riverboat Mural Mural of the riverboat Albatross in downtown Omro.
Apostle Islands Cruise Service Lake Superior is the largest body of fresh water in the world. A cruise among the Apostle Islands will leave you with a lasting memory of the pure beauty of the crystal clear water. Guided tours on each cruise describe the historical and natural resources of this unique, beautiful area. Join an A...
Bayfield Commercial Fishermens' Memorial A tribute to the commercial fishermen of the Bayfield area, the Bayfield Commercial Fishermens' Memorial not only remembers those who have lost their lives at sea, but is also constructed from local maritime artifacts. Dedicated in 1981, the Memorial sits on the Bayfield docks and looks out over ...
Cassville Ferry The town of Cassville is home to one of the last operating car ferries on the Upper Mississippi River. Beginning operations in 1833, the Cassville Ferry service is now the oldest operating ferry service in Wisconsin. The ferry service currently runs between Cassville, Wisconsin and Turkey River, ...
Challenge Keel Located at Kohler-Andrae State Park are the keel remains of the schooner Challenge. Built in 1852 by William Wallace Bates of Manitowoc, WI, the 90 foot long Challenge was the first clipper-type schooner built on the Great Lakes, and was dubbed the 'Belle of Lake Michigan.' Mainly hauling freight...
Denis Sullivan The schooner Denis Sullivan is a re-creation of a nineteenth-century traditional Great Lakes schooner. The only Tall Ship to take shape in Wisconsin in over a hundred years, she sailed throughout the Great Lakes and beyond after her launch in the fall of 2000. She is a highly visible focal point ...
Lottie Cooper The remains of the Lottie Cooper are accessible to the public year round at the Sheboygan waterfront in DeLand Park. In April of 1896 the three-masted schooner Lottie Cooper was wrecked just off Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in a roaring gale. The wreckage was found buried in Sheboygan Harbor during the ...
Milwaukee Public Library Marine Collection Housed at the Milwaukee Public Library's Central Branch on Wisconsin Avenue, the Marine Collection is one of the largest archival collections in the Great Lakes region. Maintained by the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society, the collection is used frequently by people conducting research on topics...
Mueller Stern The Mueller, formerly the Edwin C. Tice, was built in 1887 in Manitowoc, Wisc., and abandoned in 1935 near Sturgeon Bay. A two-masted wooden screw steamer, she was originally used for the Great Lakes lumber trades. In later life she carried stone and mixed cargoes, as well as acting as a tow for ...
Pier Wisconsin Pier Wisconsin is the home base of the The S/V Denis Sullivan, Wisconsin's Floating Classroom and Ambassador Flagship. A history lesson in itself, the S/V Denis Sullivan is a re-creation of a traditional Great Lakes schooner. The only Tall Ship to take shape in Wisconsin in over a hundred years, ...
Port Washington Fishermens' Memorial Located next to Port Washington's marina and with a stunning view of the harbor and Port Washington Pierhead Light, the Port Washington Fishermens' Memorial honors those who have lost their lives in the local commercial fishing industry, as well as providing local maritime history. The memorial i...
Smith Brothers Fish Net House The Smith Brothers Fish Net House, built between 1922 and 1938, was used as a net storage and workshop facility for their commercial fishing operations. The house is the last remaining intact historic building associated with the commercial fishing heritage of Port Washington, after the demolitio...
Spirit of the Northwest Statue Statue located in front of the Brown County courthouse of Claude Allouez, Nicholas Perrot, and member of the Meskwaki Nation, commemorating exploration into the northwest, beginning in the Green Bay region in 1668.
Statue of James Marquette This statue, located in the Wisconsin welcome center where Highway 18 enters Wisconsin, commemorates the voyage of Marquette and Jolliet into the Mississippi to map the northern section of the river. From Green Bay, Marquette and Jolliet traveled down the Fox River, nearly to its headwaters, and ...
Toledo Anchor Memorial On October 22, 1856, the Toledo, a steam screw carrying freight, merchandise and passengers, foundered and sank near Port Washington. Over 40 lives were lost. In 1900, her anchor was recovered from the waters of Lake Michigan, and a memorial was created in Port Washington's Union Cemetery to the ...
War Eagle Mural Mural of riverboat War Eagle on the side a building.
Washington Island Ferry A few miles off the tip of the Door County peninsula lies Washington Island. A friendly year-round home to 700 people, the island is also an enchanting destination for thousands of visitors each year. The Washington Island Ferry Line is the vital transportation link across storied Death's Door pa...
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