Manitowoc in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Manitowoc's Maritime Heritage
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World II • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 44° 5.489′ N, 87° 39.445′ W. Marker is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker is on South 8th Street (U.S. 10) north of Quay Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is near the Manitowoc River in Burger Boat Company Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manitowoc WI 54220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manitowoc.
Also see . . . Wisconsin Maritime Museum. "Founded in 1970 as the Manitowoc Submarine Memorial Association, the Wisconsin Maritime (Submitted on October 4, 2008.)
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