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Manitowoc in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Manitowoc's Maritime Heritage

 
 
Manitowoc's Maritime Heritage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 16, 2008
1. Manitowoc's Maritime Heritage Marker
Inscription. In 1847 Captain Joseph Edwards built the schooner Citizen here, beginning an era of maritime tradition in Manitowoc which has still not ended. The Challenge, believed one of the first clipper ships produced on the Great Lakes, was built by one of the shipyards that lined the river banks. The Cora A., launched here in 1889, was the last schooner built on the Great Lakes.

During the late 1800s, the Goodrich Transportation Company played an important role in the growth of Manitowoc. Their passenger steamers brought people and goods to their docks east and west of this point. As the smaller shipyards disappeared, a new yard, the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company, grew and prospered. They built 437 hulls in Manitowoc, including 28 submarines during World War II. By 1978 the Burger Boat Company was the only shipyard left in Manitowoc.

Manitowoc's proud maritime heritage is preserved here in the Maritime Museum.
 
Erected 1978 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 246.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 5.489′ N, 87° 39.445′ W. Marker is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc
Manitowoc's Maritime Heritage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 16, 2008
2. Manitowoc's Maritime Heritage Marker
County. Marker is on South 8th Street (U.S. 10) north of Quay Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is near the Manitowoc River in Burger Boat Company Park. Marker is in this post office area: Manitowoc WI 54220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rummele's Jewelry (within shouting distance of this marker); Brandt Printing & Binding Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); A Century of Service: Manitowoc Public Library 1900-2000 (within shouting distance of this marker); S.S. Kresge Co. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fred Schultz Residence (about 500 feet away); Fehr's Jewelry (about 500 feet away); Charles W. White Law Office (about 500 feet away); O. Torrison & Co. (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Manitowoc.
 
Also see . . .  Wisconsin Maritime Museum. "Founded in 1970 as the Manitowoc Submarine Memorial Association, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum has grown into one of the largest maritime museums in the Midwest." (Submitted on October 4, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Manitowoc's Burger Boat Company Park image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 16, 2008
3. Manitowoc's Burger Boat Company Park
(Wisconsin Maritime Museum in background.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,130 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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