Wisconsin Marine Historical Society Archives

April 10, 2012

See the Treasures of the Great Lakes Marine Collection

William H Donner receiving cargo in Milwaukee.jpgLearn about a different aspect of the Milwaukee Public Library's Great Lakes Marine Collection each month. Of special interest to divers and genealogists, the program is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about Great Lakes history. There is no registration required. Please call Ready Reference at 414.286.3011 with any questions.

Location: Central Library's Krikelas Rm. (Conference Room 2A)
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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June 18, 2010

Join WMHS for Edelweiss cruise

The Wisconsin Marine Historical Society will be cruising Milwaukee on the EDELWEISS next Saturday, June 26th from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
This would be a great way to spend the afternoon, slowly cruising downstream and into the inner harbor, seeing Milwaukee from a different angle while hearing some of its history from Port of Milwaukee Director Eric Reinelt.

Seating is limited, and at $15.00 the price is right so reserve your spot today. Call (414) 286-3074 for reservation information and other questions. No tickets will be mailed and the reservation list will be checked at boarding. Snacks will be provided and there will be a cash bar on board.

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November 17, 2009

29th Annual Christmas Tree Ship Dinner

A great lakes schoonerThe Wisconsin Marine Historical Society will be holding its 29th annual Christmas Tree Ship Holiday Dinner at the Milwaukee Yacht Club on Thursday, December 10th.

The event starts at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. and the program at 8:00 p.m.

The program features LCDR Will Naback, Safety Officer for the US Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan. His program will give a modern perspective of the ROUSE SIMMONS operation and why the schooner designs of yesterday could be considered unsafe today.

The cost to attend the event, which includes dinner, is $32.00 a person. Call (414) 286-3074 by Monday, December 7th to reserve your spot.

Thursday, December 10, 2009
Milwaukee Yacht Club
1700 N Lincoln Memorial Drive

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September 29, 2009

Raptors of the Great Lakes Program

Join the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society as they visit with a bald eagle, a peregrine falcon, and an owl or two at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. These feathered ambassadors will be your hosts as you are told the story of raptors as your neighbors, and how they serve as indicators to the health of your environment. This is always an exceptional show.
Falcons from John James Audubon's The Birds of America
The $10.00 reservation fee to the program also serves as admission to the park.

Lunch will be served at the Town Club, only a short distance away.

Raptors of the Great Lakes:
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Auditorium, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd.
Saturday, October 10th, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Lunch at the Town Club at noon.

Reserve your spot by calling (414) 286-3074.

September 22, 2009

Tour the Southport lighthouse of Kenosha

Join the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society as they tour the Southport lighthouse in Kenosha, WI, this Saturday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Kenosha Southport Lighthouse
The Kenosha Southport Lighthouse was built in 1866 and is 55 feet tall. It is the third government lighthouse to be built on Simmons Island (formerly Washington Island). The tower is constructed of Milwaukee Cream City Brick, and is conical in shape. It was a functional lighthouse until 1906.

The tours allow six people at a time to climb the 72 steps to the top of the lighthouse. The lighthouse is located next to the Kenosha History Center which is also worth some time to check it out.

After the tour, join the members of the Society as they gather at the Boathouse Pub, 4917 7th Avenue, Kenosha.

The lighthouse is located at the Kenosha History Center, 220 51st Place, Kenosha, WI.

Tours are $10.00 per adult, and $5.00 for children 12 and under.

Registration is not required, but please RSVP by leaving a message at (414) 286-3074.

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