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Maritime Milwaukee (Images of America) by Wisconsin Marine Historical Society

By Wisconsin Marine Historical Society

In 1778, the 1st crusing vessel with shipment holds, the Archange, a schooner equipped for well-known British dealer John Askin, stumbled on �quiet waters� in Milwaukee Bay. those quiet waters and the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers made Milwaukee a positive vacation spot for early settlers. Maritime Milwaukee explores the expansion of the city�s port and 3 riverfronts via numerous pictures spanning the 1800s to the current because of the archival renovation of collections through the Port of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Public Library, and the Wisconsin Marine old Society.

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