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

First Landing

 
 
First Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. First Landing Marker
Inscription.
This Spot
Marks the Landing of the
First White Settlers in
Manitowoc
May 5, 1836
________

Manitowoc County Historical Society
1939

 
Erected 1939 by the Manitowoc County Historical Society. (Marker Number 53.)
 
Location. 44° 5.561′ N, 87° 39.362′ W. Marker is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker can be reached from Maritime Drive near North 7th Street. Click for map. Marker is is along the Manitowoc River south of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc WI 54220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manitowoc Submarines (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Cobia (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Peto (SS 265) (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Pogy (SS 266) (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Pompon (SS 267) (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Puffer (SS 268) (within shouting distance of this marker);
First Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. First Landing Marker
U.S.S. Rasher (SS 269) (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Raton (SS 270) (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Manitowoc.
 
More about this marker. The First Landing is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 53.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Manitowoc – History. "The first settlers sent by Chicago land speculator Benjamin Jones landed at the mouth of the Manitowoc River and built a log cabin near this spot in May, 1836." (Submitted on July 3, 2010.) 

2. USS Cobia. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 3, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
First Landing Site image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. First Landing Site
Right foreground U.S.S. Cobia, background S.S. Badger; the marker is to the left.
<i>U.S.S. Cobia</i> image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
4. U.S.S. Cobia
State/National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmark #86000087
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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