Port Washington is a picturesque community on the shores of Lake Michigan, just a short drive north of Milwaukee. It celebrated its 175th birthday in September 2010. Native Americans lived on these shores when the first voyageurs arrived. Soon came the birth of a thriving and industrious community of immigrants who settled here after leaving Germany and Luxembourg. This book presents a vivid description of the city's history, touching on the early years of industry and focusing on the maritime heritage of Port Washington. Some of these photographs have never before been published and some of the buildings no longer exist, which makes this book a treasure trove of historic images and gives the reader a wonderful photographic tour of what Washington was like over 100 years ago.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.