Fox River Trail: The Port of Today

© Photographed April 22, 2014 and June 26, 2016
Erected by Green Bay Chamber of Commerce Leadership Green Bay Program
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin
44° 31.181′ N, 88° 0.686′ W

The Port of Today
The port of Green Bay . . .

is a vital part of our local economy, our history and our lives. It plays an important role in the transportation of goods and commodities that are critical to the economic health of the region. The Port of Green Bay receives and/or sends commodities as far south as Sheboygan, Wisconsin, west to Wausau, Wisconsin, and north into the the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Waterborne transportation provides an efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transportation.

Thirteen port businesses span more than three miles of the Fox River. These businesses move more than two million tons of cargo on more than 200 ships each year. The vessels can be longer than two football fields.

The Port is operated by the Brown County Port & Solid Waste Department. The Port's mission is to promote harbor improvements and waterborne transportation resulting in economic development and employment using the safe, efficient and cost-effective waterways as transportation corridors while taking into consideration the recreational opportunities the waterfront provides.

The United States currently ships only 2% of its domestic freight by water, while Europe and China ship 44% and 61% respectively. The Port of Green Bay, will continue to grow and be an economic engine that sustains existing businesses and generates new opportunities in the future.
The marker is located on the east bank of the Fox River on the East River Trail. The marker is easily accessible from a WPS Employee Parking Lot located where North Adams Street dead ends just north of its intersection with Elm Street, and further north of its intersection with westbound Main Street / U.S. Route 141, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301.

Fox River Trail

Fox River State Recreational Trail

This marker is one in a series of 12 interpretative signs placed along the Fox River / East River Trail from downtown Green Bay to the Village of Allouez. These signs feature topics related to the history of the Green Bay area associated with the Fox River and also focuses on the importance of the Port of Green Bay in our community. Click here for a list of all markers included in the series.

Looking north at the Leo Frigo Bridge and entrance to Green Bay.

 Zoom-in view of the Leo Frigo Bridge from the marker location.

 Looking southwest, with historic
 in the distance.

 Salt piles on the west bank of the Fox River.

An American White Pelican enjoying the gorgeous day.

 Looking northeast, along the East River Trail.

The marker was badly faded when first photographed April 22, 2014.

The marker is easily accessible from this WPS Employee Parking Lot.

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