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

Car – Ferry Service

 
 
Car – Ferry Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 16, 2008
1. Car – Ferry Service Marker
Inscription. Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western Railroad ferry slip No. 1, to your right, is the point where car-ferry service across Lake Michigan began. On Sunday, November 27, 1892, Ann Arbor Railroad car-ferry No. 1 loaded 22 cars of flour which originated at Minneapolis and were destined to England, Scotland and Ireland – the first boatload of box cars to be transported across Lake Michigan – a service later extended to other ports.
 
Erected 1964 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 136.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 27.603′ N, 87° 29.996′ W. Marker is in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, in Kewaunee County. Marker can be reached from Hathaway Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the end of Hathaway Drive, in Harbor Point Park. Marker is in this post office area: Kewaunee WI 54216, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early History of Kewaunee (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Kewaunee Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument
Car – Ferry Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 16, 2008
2. Car – Ferry Service Marker
Marker can be seen in the distance.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Courthouse Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barge "Emerald" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Father Marquette (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kewaunee Marsh Arsenic Spill Area (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kewaunee County Lime Kilns (approx. 2Ż miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kewaunee.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels
 
Lake Michigan from Harbor image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 16, 2008
3. Lake Michigan from Harbor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,194 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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