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1835: Port Washington is founded. No natural harbor exists.
Circa 1844: A private pier is built at the end of "Pier" Street.
1849: The first lighthouse and keeper's dwelling is built on the north bluff (St. Mary's Hill).
1860: New cream c…
Built in 1931 by Matthias Schumacher
Replaced Earlier Wood Building
Monumental Works Est. 1878
Four Generations of Stone Cutters:
Dominic, Jacob, Matthias, Thomas
Lester Loppnow built this vernacular style building in 1947 to house his drug store. Over the years, several prominent businesses occupied this site. Present owner, Mikelle Wiken Flanner restored the building in 2012 and it is now known as E-Colle…
Andrew Lodde was working on fish tugs by the time he was sixteen in 1888. He started with the Van Ells in Port Washington, then off of Jones Island and back to Port when the fish company relocated here. In 1913 Andrew formed a partnership with the…
The Indians who spent their summers where Sauk Creek and Lake Michigan meet were Port Washington's first fishermen. They used rocks or clubs to kill fish in shallow water. Later, spears were used. Then, crude hooks were fashioned out of bone. With…
Spears and Clubs
The Indians used handmade spears and clubs, from shore or in primitive boats, to catch the many species of fish native to the shallow waters of Lake Michigan.
The seine net was anchored at one end, to the shore or p…
The lure of the lake is magnetic and hypnotizing to a true commercial fisherman. It draws him into its embrace from the time he is born to the day he is laid to rest. The lake mesmerizes him with its beauty, strength and sometimes terror. It provi…
Many migratory bird species are threatened by habitat destruction both at their wintering grounds in Central and South America and their breeding areas in the northern U.S. and Canada. In addition, these birds must pass twice yearly above a contin…
On March 10, 2012 twenty four year old Peter Dougherty lost his life while kayaking off the shores of South Beach. Six months later on September 2, 2012, Tyler Buczek lost his life while swimming with friends off the shores of North Beach. This pa…
It was on this site in the 1840s that Christian Boerner opened a general store, selling primarily dry goods. Little could anyone imagine that this store would ultimately become a movie theater so significant to the life and tradition of the commun…