30th Wedding Anniversary Trip
to Door County
and Green Bay

Our trip began when we drove to Manitowoc, WI for the night so that we could see the cross Lake Michigan car ferry operation.

When we got to Manitowoc, we drove down to the harbor where we found the grain ship Saginaw at the Anheuser-Busch elevator, 7/ 27/07.

Across the river from the Saginaw was the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and WWII submarine SS Cobia.

There is still a cross lake car ferry operating out of Manitowoc, WI. The ferry arrives at its western port at 10:30pm when it is on time. This night it was running about 20 minutes late. Even on July 27, 2007, it is very dark by that hour.

The next morning we drove down to the harbor where I got this shot of its entrance, July 28, 2007.

These views of the Saginaw are from the grounds of the Maritime Museum. Notice that the conveyor for unloading is positioned at the unloading port of the elevator.

I also got this shot of the USS Cobia. Note the canoers at the bow of the sub.

Just south of its namesake, we discovered the Dominion Electric's Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant along the shore of Lake Michigan. The containment building containing the nuclear reactor is the tall building with the domed top, July 28, 2007.

This is the entrance to the Kewaunee, WI harbor. Kewaunee was once the eastern terminus of the Green Bay & Western Railroad and the western port for cross lake railroad car ferries which avoided the congestion of Chicago for rail traffic to and from the state of Michigan. 7/28/07

We discovered this old style Mobil station in downtown Kewaunee, WI. Note the Pegasus emblem on the roof of the covered service bay. 7/28/07

Sun flowers are an important cash crop for northeastern WI and make for some very beautiful fields, 7/28/07.

Egg Harbor, WI is a neat little village with many small shops for picking tourists of their money, 7/28/07.

The above views were all taken from Eagle Harbor, WI on Door County island. The top image is of Washington Island, the northern most part of Door County. The second image shows Plum Island in the distance. Off shore there is a sunk schooner which is popular with scubba divers. The last 4 images show the shore line, 7/28/07.

The water of Gill's Rock, WI harbor is very clear as seen in the top image. Gill's Rock is the ferry landing for the pedestrian traffic to Washington Island as seen in these views of the Island Clipper, 7/28/07.

The car ferry for Washington Island, Robert Noble, is seen departing from the landing at Northport, WI, 7/28/07.

Sturgeon Bay, WI

Our last stop on the Door County island was a carriage ride around old Sturgeon Bay, WI. The end of the "Wisconsin Thumb" island is created by the bay and ship canal. On our carriage ride we saw some nice victorian homes and the ship canal. Near the end of the ride, we crossed the street leading to the old bridge across the ship canal. Across the bridge on the right is the Applebee's where we had dinner overlooking the yacht club. Thirty years earlier we had taken a carriage ride in Quebec City on our honeymoon.

On our walk around down town, we discovered this little candy store and the kitchen where they made their candy, July 28, 2007.

This is the view from the Applebee's parking lot down Sturgeon Bay toward Green Bay.

View of the yacht club from the patio at Applebee's.

My beautiful bride of 30 years.
After dinner, we drove on to Green Bay for the night.

The next morning we drove downtown to the former Chicago & Northwestern station. We later returned here for lunch.

Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. This was the opening day of practice for the 2007 season.


Lambeau Field Pro Shop was a very busy place.

Curly Lambeau 50th Anniversary Banner Vince Lombardi

Lambeau Field food court

Back to the station for lunch, I discovered this painting of the "Green Bay 400" in the station it used to serve.

Lake boat in the harbor at Green Bay.

Appleton, WI

Horicon National Marsh

Along State 33 in the middle of the Horicon National March, a refuse for migratory birds.

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