Manitowoc was officially founded in 1836, but Europeans had been in the area since the late 1600's as fur trappers. The first wooden sailing ships were being built in the harbor town by 1847 with clippers and schooners soon following.
Of course as I mentioned in my previous post the town also built submarines during World War II and now builds pleasure yachts. Manitowoc is also the sole Wisconsin port to Lake Michigan's S.S. Badger which travels back and forth to Ludington, Michigan.
Linking to Monday Mural. Oh, and I painted the kitchen! And scrubbed the grout on the kitchen tile floor with a toothbrush. The ragweed must be making me insane. I'll post pictures when the countertop goes in.