Cornucopia . . . Bringing Home the Catch

© Photographed July 29, 2018
Erected by Otto Bremer Foundation,
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program,
and donations by private citizens
Cornucopia, Bayfield County, Wisconsin
46°51'32.1"N 91°06'00.4"W
46.858923, -91.100098
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CORNUCOPIA . . .
BRINGING HOME THE CATCH
"And 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 a raised pilothouse set amidships or on a square stern, these seaworthy craft 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.
The marker and boats are located adjacent to Cornucopia's still active harbor on Lake Superior's Siskwit Bay, and are accessible from southbound Wisconsin Highway 13, about a quarter-mile north of its intersection with Superior Street, at or near 22620 Siskwit Bay Parkway, Cornucopia, Wisconsin 54827.

NOTE: The harbor and boats are impossible to miss!

See also, Cornucopia . . . Bounty from the Land and Water, also at this location.


The Ruby.

 The Eagle

 The Liberty.


The Liberty.

The Twin Sisters.

See also, Cornucopia . . . Bounty from the Land and Water,
also at this location.

The adjacent "Green Shed Museum".

Some of the quaint harbor buildings, now shops:





Scenes from the still-active harbor:







Cornucopia is a Little Wisconsin Community.

Little Wisconsin will be available May 7, 2019.

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