The kettle is loaded up and ready to travel to Port Washington, WI for the annual Maritime Heritage Festival. My wife, Allison, and I will be first timers at this event which celebrates Port Washington's history. Situated on Wisconsin's "East Coast" we will make the coast-to-coast trip from the Mississippi River bluff region we live in to the shores of Lake Michigan.
"Experience a celebration of all things that have made our community a historic lakefront destination. The Maritime Heritage Festival is an award-winning event featuring the tall ship, Peacemaker, a Coast Guard Rescue Boat and working Army Corps of Engineers Tugs and Barges, restored and handcrafted wooden boats, an Artisan's Marketplace, educational and historic activities and displays, live music and entertainment, guided/interactive harbor tours, children's activities including "Coastie" the Coast Guard robot, food/beverage court, water safety/awareness exhibits, a Ferris Wheel located for the first time at Coal Dock Park and and the 4th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. This year we are proud to have the Land Regatta Run/Walk making its debut. A great deal more than a traditional maritime festival, we invite you to experience our rich heritage through an exciting blend of sights, sounds, tastes and activities. Chart your course for Port Washington's Maritime Heritage Festival today!"
Web Meister Joel