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Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Port of Today

The Port of Green Bay...

 

— Fox River Trail —

 
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By Robert L Weber, June 9, 2011
1. The Port of Today Marker
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is a vital part of our local economy, our history and our lives. It plays an important role in the transportation of goods and commodities that are critical to the economic health of the region. The Port of Green Bay receives and/or sends commodities as far south as Sheboygan, Wisconsin, west to Wausau, Wisconsin, and north into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Waterborne transportation provides an efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transportation.

Thirteen port businesses span more than three miles of the Fox River. These businesses move more than two million tons of cargo on more than 200 ships each year. The vessels can be longer than two football fields.

The Port is operated by the Brown County Port & Solid Waste Department. The Port's mission is to promote harbor improvements and waterborne transportation resulting in economic development and employment using the safe, efficient and cost-effective waterways as transportation corridors while taking into consideration the recreational opportunities the waterfront provides.

The United States currently ships only 2% of its domestic freight
Marker, Fox River and site of Old Fort Howard in distance image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 9, 2011
2. Marker, Fox River and site of Old Fort Howard in distance
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by water, while Europe and China ship 44% and 61% respectively. The Port of Green Bay, will continue to grow and be an economic engine that sustains existing businesses and generates new opportunities in the future.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 44° 31.181′ N, 88° 0.686′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Adams Street and Elm Street. Located on the Fox River Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Significance of the Port (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Green Bay Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fort Howard Story (approx. 0.2 miles away); Downtown Green Bay (approx. ¼ mile away); Hotel Northland (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Howard Stockade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zachary Taylor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chicago & North Western Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Port of Green Bay. Brown County (Submitted on June 25, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Marker, Fox River and paper mill in distance image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 9, 2011
3. Marker, Fox River and paper mill in distance
 

2. Fox River Trail. (Submitted on June 27, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
Marker, Fox River and Ray Nitschke Bridge in distance image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 9, 2011
4. Marker, Fox River and Ray Nitschke Bridge in distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on June 27, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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