The Booth Cooperage

The Booth Cooperage (HM137F)

Location: Bayfield, WI 54814 Bayfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 46° 48.744', W 90° 48.766'

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At one time, a local fishery once encompassed this entire block. Early sailing vessels would bring their harvests here to be salt packed in barrels and shipped to market. Here in "The Cooperage," one of the remaining buildings of that fishery, 5 skilled coopers assembled barrels around a huge open hearth. The coopers turned out a high quality, hand made barrel, that was said to hold a "150 pound pack of salt fish."

Today, power driven fishing boats still land fish here in Bayfield, one of Wisconsin's most famous fishing villages. Herring are still being salted annually, as it was done over 150 years ago.

National Register of Historic Places
HM NumberHM137F
Year Placed1976
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 9:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 666864 N 5186639
Decimal Degrees46.81240000, -90.81276667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 48.744', W 90° 48.766'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 48' 44.64" N, 90° 48' 45.96" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-599 Washington Ave, Bayfield WI 54814, US
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