Waterways are transportation...
— Fox River Trail —and geographic location is everything. The sparkling waters of Green Bay and sweeping rivers feeding into ithave attracted numerous industries over the past few hundred years. The French fur-trading empire of theearly 1700s gave way to harvesting the thick surrounding forests for lumber and shingles in the 1800s. Rapid agriculture growth followed on the cleared lands while sawmills, smelting furnaces, papermills and other factories needing water in their processes hugged the river by the turn of the nextcentury.
From fur traders paddling in birch bark canoes (1700s) to merchant ships traversing the Great Lakes (1800s) to freighters and ocean-going vessels navigating the St. Lawrence Seaway (opened in 1959) through to the Atlantic Ocean, Green Bay gained connections to the world!
Today, the Port remains extremely significant to the area's character and economic development. The Port of Green Bay has an annual economic impact between $75 million and $100 million and moves more than two million metric tons of cargo - including coal, pig iron, limestone, wood pulp, cement, salt and numerous other commodities.
In addition, the bay of Green Bay and the Fox River provide many opportunities to enjoy the recreational benefits afforded to a city built on these treasured waterways!
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|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 7:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 419813 N 4930170|
|Decimal Degrees||44.52040000, -88.00901667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 31.224', W 88° 0.541'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 31' 13.44" N, 88° 0' 32.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||920, 715|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2 East River Trail, Green Bay WI 54301, US|
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