Take in the sights and sounds of each community’s harbor. Enjoy the comings-and-goings of sleek pleasure boats and hear the stories of those returning from sport fishing charters.
Maritime Dr., Manitowoc
Keep an eye out for the S.S. Badger Carferry as it steams into port. Or, walk out to the Manitowoc Breakwater Lighthouse. The city is also home to Burger Boat, a premiere yacht builder.
Two Rivers is home to three commercial fishing fleets and is one of only six Wisconsin ports with a Coast Guard station. The Ninth District Great Lakes Coast Guard was created in 1915 when the Life-Saving Service merged with the Revenue-Cutter Service.
Harrison St., Kewaunee
Watch as fishermen and sailboats head out onto Lake Michigan. Or, toss in your own line from the shore. On summer Sundays, listen to local live music.
Steele & Lake St., Algoma
This great little waterfront park provides spectacular water views, a small playground and an excellent spot to watch the local fishermen come and go from the Algoma Marina. It is also the northern end of the Crescent Beach Boardwalk and the home of Algoma’s Wednesday evening concert series in July.
This port city boasts two active shipyards – Bay Shipbuilding, which builds and repairs shipping vessels, and Palmer Johnson, which makes luxury yachts.