Manitowoc's Maritime Heritage

Manitowoc's Maritime Heritage (HM7SI)

Location: Manitowoc, WI 54220 Manitowoc County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 5.489', W 87° 39.445'

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In 1847 Captain Joseph Edwards built the schooner Citizen here, beginning an era of maritime tradition in Manitowoc which has still not ended. The Challenge, believed one of the first clipper ships produced on the Great Lakes, was built by one of the shipyards that lined the river banks. The Cora A., launched here in 1889, was the last schooner built on the Great Lakes.

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.
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HM NumberHM7SI
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number246
Year Placed1978
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 9:31am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447373 N 4882243
Decimal Degrees44.09148333, -87.65741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 5.489', W 87° 39.445'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 5' 29.34" N, 87° 39' 26.70" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 826 S 8th St, Manitowoc WI 54220, US
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