Fire, Shipwreck, and Cheese: The Boom-and-Bust Ghost Ports of Wisconsin

In the mid to late 19th century, dozens of small rural communities sprang up along the Lake Michigan coastline, each with its own lake pier and general store. The ports shipped timber, stone, and farm products to Chicago and other cities and supplied incoming colonists and settlers with the income and goods they needed to survive. Join Amy Rosebrough, the Wisconsin State Archaeologist, to learn about these lost ports and the histories of the people and ships that called them home. Vehicle admission is required.

Meet at the Sanderling Nature Center, parking lot P3.

Date

Jul 11 2024

Time

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Kohler-Andrae State Park
1020 Beach Park Ln, Sheboygan, WI 53081

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