Cornucopia, Bringing Home the Catch – Cornucopia, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 46° 51.534 W 091° 05.999
15T E 644828 N 5191236
Quick Description: This historical marker tells about the commercial fishing industry in this small town and highlights the four fishing boats that are on display.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/14/2013 5:40:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ9CE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
This historical marker tells about the commercial fishing industry in this small town and highlights the four fishing boats that are on display. The text reads:

Cornucopia, Bringing Home the Catch. “And the gentle winds and waters near, make music to the lonely ear.” Byron.

The “Ruby,” the “Twin Sisters,” the “Eagle,” the “Liberty” – grande dames of fishing days past, rest here.

These were among 32 commercial fishing boats that harvested bounties of whitefish, lake trout, and herring out of Cornucopia’s harbor when fishing was at its peak.

Sometimes called “fish tugs,” the design of these sturdy boats evolved to meet the challenges of fishing on Lake Superior.

Fully enclosed with raised pilot house set amidships or on a square stern, these seaworthy crafts could weather the worst storms…with lots of room for fish and a crew of four or five.

The fish tugs, and the families who fished from them, once braved the lake to bring in the day’s catch. They made Cornucopia a center for commercial fishing, a heritage that continues today.

Otto Bremer Foundation, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, and Donations by Private Citizens.
Group that erected the marker: Otto Bremer Foundation, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, and Donations by Private Citizens.

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Hwy. 13
Cornucopia , WI USA
54827


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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