Port Washington Historical Society


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Murmurs from the Deep

Port Exploreum
Murmurs from the DeepView Image Gallery
“The sound of water rushing in and hulls groaning as they sink into the abyss. Headlines and stories memorializing lost ships and lost lives. Photographs of shipwrecks in their final resting place on the bottom of Lake Michigan. These are the sights and sounds of “Murmurs from the Deep” the current exhibit at the Port Exploreum.

The exhibit is a look at almost all the known shipwrecks in Ozaukee County waters from the oldest – the Niagra, which sank in 1856 - to the newest – the Linda E,. last commercial fishing tug based in Port Washington, which was run over and sank while fishing in December,1998. Also featured in the 2nd floor East Gallery is the story of Port Washington’s Unsung Hero, USCG Captain Roger Erdmann.”

Kristyn Halbig Ziem, Ozaukee Press Staff


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    About the Port Exploreum

    May - October
    Thursday - Monday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

    November - April
    Thursday - Monday - 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

    The Port Exploreum will be closed Saturday Oct 5th and Sunday Oct 6th for a private event.

    Adults - $5
    Children 5 – 17 - $2
    Children Under 4 - Free

    Joint admission to the Port Exploreum and the 1860 Light Station:
    Adult - $8.00
    Child (5 - 17) - $3.00
    Children Under 4 - Free

    Senior and Military Discounts
    All Port Washington Historical Society Members receive free admission.
    Mailing Address:
    • Port Washington Historical Society
    • P.O. Box 491
    • Port Washington, WI 53074
    Phone: 262-284-2406