Treasures of the Great Lakes


Mon May 20 2024 at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm


Milwaukee Central Library (814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee) | Milwaukee, WI

March 18 - April on the Great Lakes: A mix of launches and losses.
The shipping season launches new and better vessels each year. Milwaukee’s fire boat DELUGE was launched in April as well as the lighthouse tender MAPLE, the steamer FRED PABST, and the CARL D. BRADLEY. April can cause disasters with vicious squalls and thick ice that create interesting stories.
April 15 - Built in Wisconsin: A variety of vessels built in our home state.
Milwaukee, Manitowoc and Sturgeon Bay are known for shipbuilding, schooners were built in Depere, excursion boats in Oshkosh and whalebacks in Superior. Even 1,000 footers were built in Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s diverse history has contributed to Great Lakes shipping.
May 20 - Underwater: A look at a few shipwrecks of the Great Lakes.
Experience the peaceful look of a ship sitting silently on the bottom of a Great Lake, some in over 100 feet of water for over 100 years. Some are intact, others have decided to spread out on the bottom. Their history above water will be shared as well.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. Contact the City of Milwaukee ADA Coordinator, 414-286-3475 or [email protected] no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.

Where is it happening?

Milwaukee Central Library (814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee), 814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2309, United States,Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee Public Library

Host or Publisher Milwaukee Public Library

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