Sheboygan in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
At various times, over a period of 45 years, ten different shipyards functioned along the banks of the Sheboygan River. These included Rieboldt and Walters, the largest, which was located on the present Reiss Coal Company site, and the Olsen Roths dock, Olsen Sheboygan Chair Company dock, Johnson dock, Huntley Tannery dock, Phoenix dock, the gas company dock, Madewell Chair Company dock, and Crocker A dock.
The shipyards offered employment to thousands of skilled craftsmen and laborers. Ships of all types, from small sailing crafts to large steamers, were constructed here.
Milwaukee's first fire boat, the Cataract, was built at the Rieboldt and Walters shipyard, Sheboygan, in 1889. In later years the Rieboldt and Walters shipyard relocated its operations to the Sturgeon Bay area.
By the late 1890s the number of ships on the Great Lakes had begun to decline somewhat, and the age of the wooden ship was nearly over. The
During the mid- to late 1800s the shipyards of Sheboygan turned out over a hundred ships of all types, to sail and steam throughout the Great Lakes. Today all of Sheboygan's shipyards are gone.
Location. 43° 45.282′ N, 87° 42.125′ W. Marker is in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Broughton Drive and New York Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is near the beach in Deland Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Broughton Drive, Sheboygan WI 53081, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heroic Seamen (here, next to this marker); Fiery Passage (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Home Fleet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seils–Sterling Circus (approx. ¾ mile away); The Phoenix Tragedy (approx. ¾ mile away); Schooner Gallinipper (approx. ¾ mile away); North Point /Sheboygan Point (approx. 0.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheboygan.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 25, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 6. submitted on April 21, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.