2014 Calendar of Events-Welcome to all Boaters

May 17      �Friends of the Fox�-Annual meeting �Moving Forward on the Beautiful Fox River�-Riverview Country Club,   Appleton, 2-6pm-key topic-boat lift, lock tender houses, Kaukauna locks-NEW members welcomed

May 17                    Menasha-�Armed Forces Day Celebration� honor all veterans, 1pm-Isle of Valor across from Smith Park

May 17                    FDL Yacht Club-�Blues Bash�

May 17-23                    National Safe Boating Week-call local Coast Guard Auxiliary for free boat inspection

May 24-26                    Omro-Memorial Day Weekend Sell-a-bration, Smith Park, Car Show Monday

May 26                    Menasha-�Memorial Day Parade� Main St. 10am

May 30-June1 FDL-�Lighthouse International Regatta�

May 31-June1 Oshkosh-�Thunder in the Park� Motorcycle Show, Poker Run, Food, Music-South Park

June 1                  New London-�29th Annual Wolf River Classic Chevy Club� Hatten Park

June 6-8                  Little Chute-�Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival� Doyle Park on the river

June 6-8                  FDL-�Walleye Weekend� Lakeside Park-Boat Dock Reservations Needed 906-5096

June 7-8                  Wisconsin FREE Fishing Weekend

June 7         Winneconne-Chamber Car Show

June 7         Oshkosh-�The Avenues Tribute Beatle�s Band� Leach Amphitheatre 6pm

June 8         Menasha-�Diablo Cycling Criterium� high quality bike racing-Jefferson Park

June 11       Berlin-�Chamber of Commerce Steak Fry� music, pontoon rides, public welcome 5pm-Riverside Park

June 12-15  Oshkosh-�6th Annual Irish Fest Celtic Rock� Leach Amph Theater 5pm

June 13-14  Fremont-�1st Annual Moon Dance Bluegrass Festival� Anglers Bar & Grill

June 14       National Marina Day

June 14       Menasha-�Fox Valley Wine Fest & Craft Show�wine tasting,100 crafters,music,food,free pool add.-Jefferson Park

June 14       High Cliff State Park-�11th Annual Triathlon� Aurora Bay Care

June 14       Fremont-�Wolf River Clean-Up Day� Tri County Powerboat Alliance 450-7327

June 14       Appleton-�64th Flag Day Parade� tribute to US Marines 2pm

June 14       Neenah Nodaway-Sailing open house 10am

June14-15                  Neenah-�3-on-3 Street Ball Challenge� downtown 725-8326

June 15                   FDL-�Father�s Day Antique Car & Trade Show�-Lakeside Park

June 20-21 Oshkosh-�5th Annual Lake Winnebago Four Horseman Poker Run� Dockside Tavern 215-2155

June 21                  FDL Yacht Club-�Rock the Docks� Shrimp Boil

 June 21     Oshkosh-�19th Annual Brews N Blues� Oshkosh Jaycees-Homebrews, Microbrews, Music-Leach Amph

 June 24-28   Oshkosh-�Country USA� Ford Festival Park

 June 25-29     Neenha-Riverside Players Theatre �Over the River , Through the Woods� Riverside Park

 June 28     Appleton-�Ale Fest�-over 50 craft brewers-Memorial Park

 June 28     �Trans Winnebago Sailboat Race� Fond du Lac to Menasha

 June 28     Menasha-�Trans Winnebago Viewing of Sailboats� Riverwalk

 June 29     Fremont-�The Big Bang Firework Display� downtown

 July 2-6     Oshkosh-�Sawdust Days� Menominee Park- 4 stages

 July 3     Menasha-�Lighted Night Parade�Neenah to Menasha-prior to parade Neon Walk-after parade music/food in the Square Menasha

 July3     Neenah-�Pajama Jam� before Night Parade at Shattuck Park

 July 3-5     Manawa-�Midwestern Rodeo� The Grestest Show on Dirt

 July 4     Menasha-�Community Fest� music, food, Webfooters 6pm, fireworks-Jefferson Park

 July 4     Neenah-�Community Fest� Riverside Park, Webfooters 2pm, Fireworks

 July 4     Berlin-�Independence Day Celebration� food, music, fireworks-Riverside Park

 July 4     New London-Fireworks-Hatten Memorial Stadium

 July 4     Omro-Fireworks, Arts & Crafts, Duck Races across from Scott Park

 July 4     FDL-�Symphonic Band American Concert�-7:30pm-Fireworks at dusk-Lakeside Park

 July 4     Winneconne-Fireworks on the River

 July 5     Oshkosh-�Sawdust Days 5K Run/Walk� 251-0282

 July 5     Fremont-�12th Annual Ted�s Grandview Bayou Bash� fireworks 446-3141

 July 9     Neenah-�9th Annual Classic Boat Show� Shattuck Park 9am-2pm 840-7886

 July 10-13     Iola-�42nd Iola Old Car Show & Swap Meet� Largest in the Midwest

 July 11-14     Oshkosh-�Lifest� Christian Music Festival-Sunnyview Expo

 July 11-12     Fremont-�23rd Annual Cornstalk Bluegrass Festival� Anglers Bar & Grill 446-2442

 July 12-13     Oshkosh-�10th Annual Winnebago County Triathlon Olympic & Sprint� Lake Winneconne Park

 July 12     Fremont-�9th Annual 5K Run/Walk� Partridge Lake Beach Park 594-3156

 July 12     Appleton Yacht Club-�Summer Bash� 733-9848

 July 12     Neenah Nodaway-Neenah Riverside Park-Nodaway 150 Invitational Regatta-Celebrate 150years 864-2014

 July 12     FDL-�Horses & Hogs� All-American Ford & Harley Show 9am-3pm

 July 14-15     Oshkosh Yacht Club-�10th Annual Xtreme Regatta� at The Waters

 July 16-19     Oshkosh-�Rock USA� Solid Rock NO Limits- Ford Festival Park

 July 18-20     Winneconne-�47th Annual Sovereign�s State Days� parade, flea market, music

 July 19     Neenah-Fox Wisconsin Heritage Paddlers-�Park to Park Paddle�8.5miles-Shattack Park to Lutz Park Appleton

 July 20     Neenah-�40th Annual Art Festival-Museum of Glass� Bergstrom Mahler/Riverside Park 10am-4pm

 July 24     Menasha-�Chalk it UP� Wild Apple 5-8pm, music

 July 24-27     Neenah-Riverside Players Theatre �Guys on Ice� Riverside Park

 July 25-26     Lake Michigan-�Four Houseman Fun Run� Milwaukee Yacht Club  

 July 26     Berlin-�38th Annual Bugle Mouth Bass Tournament� Riverside Park

 July 26     New London-�4th Annual Wolf River Raft Race� ends at The Water Supper Club

 July 26     FDL Yacht Club-�Rock the Docks�

 July 26     Lake Butte des Morts-�Sand Bar Bash� music by Redfish 1-5pm

 July 26     Oshkosh-South Side Ice Yacht Club-�Rock the Docks� 235-4470

 July 27     FDL-�Car-A-Funda� 8am-4pm Lakeside Park

 July 27     Appleton-�Art At The Park�-City Park, 9am-4:30pm

 July 28-Aug. 3  Oshkosh-�EAA Airventure�

 July 30-Aug.3  Neenah-Riverside Players Theatre �Guys on Ice� Riverside Park

 July 30&Aug.2  Oshkosh-�EAA Night Air Show� fireworks

 Aug. 2     Lake Poygan-Captain Cove�s Summer Volleyball 582-4757

 Aug. 2     Fremont-�Tri-County Powerboat Alliance Brat Fry� Gills Landing 450-7327

 Aug. 7-10     Appleton-�Mile of Music� & Handcrafted Artisan Festival-Noon-downtown

 Aug. 8-9     Berlin-�Corn Roast & 50th Anniversary� Riverside Park

 Aug. 9-10     Berlin-�Street Cruisers Car Cruz� Car Show 6pm Riverside Park

 Aug. 9     Menasha-�Gruski-Runski� 5K Run/Walk-Jefferson Park 967-3640

 Aug. 9     Neenah Nodaway-Sail Rally

 Aug. 10     Fremont-�Invaders Snowmobile Club-Chicken BBQ & Corn Roast� Buffalo Stomp Band-American Legion Hall

 Aug. 11     FDL Yacht Club-�Military Appreciation Cruise�

 Aug. 13     Menasha-�Farm to Table Dinner�elegant fundraiser for city farm market-on square-tickets 967-3644

 Aug. 13     Menasha-�Twisted Piston Cruise In Car Show� downtown Main St. 4-9pm

 Aug. 13-17    Oshkosh Yacht Club-�ILYA Championship Regatta� at The Waters 

 Aug. 14-17  FDL-�Warbirds & Classic Over the Midwest� 9am-4pmWillnitz Field-over 300 giant scale radio control airplanes

 Aug. 16     Green Bay-�East River Paddle� Manderly Lane Landing to Green Bay Metro Marina-7miles

 Aug. 16     Omro-�Celebrate the Fox Corn Roast� hosted by Fox River Runners- Scott Park

 Aug. 17     Oshkosh-�Kids from Wisconsin� Leach Amphi-Free gates open 1:30pm

 Aug. 17     FDL-�Race the Lake�90mile bike ride around Lake Winnebago-Lakeside Park starts 5:45am

 Aug. 23     Stockbridge-�Harbor Sail In�

 Aug. 23     Oshkosh-�3rd Annual Midwest Cornhole Championship� Leach Theater

 Aug. 23     FDL Yacht Club-�Rock the Docks�

 Aug. 23-24  FDL-�Fishing has NO Boundaries� Lakeside Park on Oven Island 904-1500

 Aug. 29-31  FDL-�WI Street Rod Show & Corn Roast� Fond du Lac City Fairgrounds

 Aug. 30     Menasha Marina-�17th Annual Corn Roast� Music-Reservations Needed 967-5193

 Aug. 30-31  Menasha-�Fox Jazz Fest� Jefferson Park noon-8pm

 Aug. 30-31 Oshkosh-�Shake the Lake� Stock & Modified Outboard Hydroplanes boat racing-Menominee Park 11am-5pm

 Sept. 1     Menasha-�Labor Day Parade� Neenah to Menasha 10am Main St.

 Sept. 5-6     Menasha-�Seafood Fest�Fri. Boggie & YoYo�s,Sat. Vic Ferrari-Jefferson Park

 Sept. 6     Oshkosh-�Discover Northeast Wisconsin Festival� Leach Amph Theater 9am-3pm

 Sept. 12     FDL-Lake Winnebago Super Crossing, 28miles

 Sept. 19-21  FDL-�Wind Power Windsurfing Championship� recognized as national racing tour

 Sept. 20     Appleton Yacht Club-�Corn Roast�

 Sept. 20     Oshkosh-�Dragon Boat Race & Festival� Leah Amph Theater 9am-4pm

 Sept. 20     FDL-�49th Annual Frost Bite Crusier Race� Welcome to all Boaters

 Sept. 21     Menasha-�Fox Cities Marathon� Racine Bridge CLOSED from 7:30am-1:30pm

 Sept. 26     Appleton-�Octoberfest� Licenses to Cruise-College Ave 6pm

 Sept. 27     Appleton-�Octoberfest� Appletons Largest Block Party-food, arts & crafts, music 9am

 Sept. 27     Appleton Lock Paddle-Lower Fox River 4 Locks to Sunset Park Kimberly

 Oct. 4     Oshkosh-�Oktoberfest� Dockside Tavern 11am

Places to Beach a Boat & Swim

Menasha:Waverly Beach, High Cliff:Foot of the Lime Kiln, Pipe:Velvet Beach north of Columbia Park, Oshkosh:Stretch�s Point south of the Pioneer Marina, Winneconne:City Park & Weed Bed in Lake Poygan, Fremont:South Beach,

Fond du Lac:in front of Sunset Bar & Grill, Van Dyne:Cove north of T.J.

 

Throughout the Summer

Menasha: Walk/Bike Trestle Trail crosses Lake Butte des Morts, Jefferson Park Swimming Pool June 10

     -Smith Park Flower Gardens and Veteran�s Memorial

     -Farm Fresh Market June 12-Oct.30, every Thursday 2-6pm, Marina Terrace

     -Waverley Beach Tikki Bar-anchor your boat and wade in, some weekends with music 739-9721

Neenah: City Library at Shattuck Park, transient boat docking and pavilion, nearby downtown businesses

     -Fox Valley Sailing School-sailing lessons & boat leasing info@foxvalleysailingschool.org

     -Shattuck Riverwalk Park: �Out to Lunch Concerts� Thursdays 11:30am-1pm-June 5-Aug. 28-722-1920, �Evening Concert   

      Series� every other Wednesday 6pm-8pm-June 11-Aug 20, �Farmer�s Market� every Saturday 8am-Noon- June 21-Oct. 18

High Cliff Marina: Grilling on the deck-weekends, High Cliff Golf Course: 989-1045

Aquatic Center Swimming Pools: Omro-Miller Park, Berlin-Riverside Park, New London

Winneconne: Fin N Feather Show Boat Excursion 582-4305

Oshkosh: �Waterfest Concert Series� www.waterfest.org Leach Amphitheater, 5:45pm, 6-19,6-26, 7-24,25,25, 8-21,22

     -Streaming LIVE at the Leach Amphitheater 6 pm 7-8,7-15,7-22,7-29, 8-5,8-12, FREE

     -Weekend Music on the Waterfront-Dockside Tavern 230-6900, Fratello�s 232-2337, Becket�s Jazz Org Wine-every

       Wednesday 7:40pm 230-3333

Fremont: Webfooters, water-ski show every Wednesday & Sunday, June 1-Aug. 24, 6pm, www.webfooters.org

Appleton: Free Riverfront Trolly Rides June 5-Sept. 20, FREE every 30min.-21 stops,Thurs. & Fri. 5-11pm,Sat. 8am-11pm

      -Downtown Farm Market-Saturdays June 21-Oct. 25 8am-12:30pm

      -Heid Music Concert Series-Thursdays June 5-Aug. 28-Houdini Plaza 5pm-8:30pm/Jones Park 6/26,7/31,8/28

      -Lunchtime Live Summer Concert-Thursdays June 12-Aug 28, Houdini Plaza 11:30am-1pm

Stockbridge Harbor:Music- (May31),(June 1,7,8,14,21,29),(July 3,4,12,13,19,27),(Aug. 2,3,16,17,30,31) 439-1450

Wolf River Tubing: Weyauwega/Gills Landing 867-2844 Tenative, Wolf River Trips & Camping-New London 982-2458

Overlook Observation Decks: Fond du Lac Lighthouse, Columbia Park Tower, High Cliff State Park Tower

 

Wisconsin Department of Transportation-2014 Bridge Operation and Lock Schedules

For the four bridges in Oshkosh (Main Street, Oregon/Jackson Street, Wisconsin Street and Congress Avenue) and the Winneconne Main Street Bridge, the operational hours will be 8:00am to 12:00-midnight from April 18th, to October 5th.  As in the past there will be restricted operation hours for Oshkosh bridges on Monday-Friday to avoid undue conflicts with the street traffic during the following time periods:  (11:45am to 12:15pm)                       (12:45pm to 1:15pm)                 (3:00pm to 5:00pm)

For the two bridges in Menasha (Racine and Tayco Street), the operation hours will be 8:00am to 12:00-midnight on Friday through Sunday and 10:00am to 10:00pm on Monday through Thursday from April 18th, to October 5th.  Operating hours on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th and Labor Day, Monday, September 1nd will be from 8:00am to 12:00-midnight as on the weekends.  Menasha bridges are now automated from Racine Bridge.  NOTE: Racine Street Bridge will NOT be operated on September 21st  from 7:30am to 1:30pm to accommodate the Fox Cities Marathon Route.

 

During the off-season, all operable bridges and railroad bridges in the system can be opened if at least twelve (12) hours notice is given, prior to April 18th and after October 5th.  Menasha 967-5102 or Police 967-5128, Oshkosh/Winneconne 232-1700,

420-2146, 232-1715

Oshkosh Bridges:Main St. 233-7639,Oregon St. 231-3181,Wisconsin Ave. 235-4511,Oshkosh Ave. 231-5204,Winneconne

582-7811,Oshkosh Railroad 456-9864      Menasha Bridges:Racine St. 209-4032,Tayco 209-4033

 

Eureka Lock to Berlin-www.berlinboatclub.com, 22miles from Lake Butte de Morts to Berlin-Buoys are placed May 17-

Sept.15, 9am-8pm, phone 361-2628

Weyauwega:The railroad bridge that crosses the Wolf River near Gill�s Landing, 6 hour advanced notice is required for opening 877-333-7989.

 

Lock User Fee Schedule: Season unlimited recreational & commercial transit permit $120.00, two vessels $140.00, each addition vessel $20.00. Daily limited transit permits based on boat length: Less than 26 ft.-$6.00 and 26 ft. or greater-$12.00. Off season lockage, 12hr advance request, lock information 202-1853.

Days/Hours of Lock Operations:  Menasha and DePere-10am to 10pm Monday-Thursday; 8am to 12midnight Friday-Sunday and Holidays, Menasha April 18-Oct. 5, Appleton #1,2,3,4 & Cedars May 23-Sept. 1

Little Rapids-10am to 10pm Thursday-Monday (closed Tuesday-Wednesday)

Appleton Locks #1-4-11am to 11pm Friday-Sunday and Holidays.(Appleton #1 down river lockage times at noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm;  Appleton Lock #4 up river lockages at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm)

Cedars Lock-10am to 10pm Friday-Sunday and Holidays call Friday to schedule 750-3309

 

Fox Locks Phone Numbers (all 920): DePere 227-7024, Menasha 202-1857, Little Rapids 227-7043, Appleton #1 750-3306,

Appleton #4 750-3307, Cedars 750-3309, Kaukauna Office 759-9833.Special 12hr notice lockage 202-1853.

Docking:AYC 733-9848 (before #1),Pullmans 830-7855,Stone Cellar Brewpub 731-3322,Little Chute-Down the Hill 788-6077

 

COMMUNITY CONTACTS FOR LAKE WINNEBAGO�S CONNECTING WATERWAYS (area code 920)

 

Services NOT-Listed below-- Little Chute: Kens Sports & Boats 788-0220, Fox River Prop 788-9830, Two Rivers: Two Rivers Dockside Canvas 414-793-3759, Kaukauna: Dave Sports 766-4410, Brillion: Horn Ford Boat Sales 756-2115, Greenville: AJ�s Mobile 739-2628, CR Canvas Specialty (Cheryl & Rick) 757-6423 Green Bay: Ship Yard 434-2000, Gr. Bay Marine Surveyor 621-5907, Eldorado: Riggs Marine 872-2728, Robert McPherson Mobile Fiberglassing 991-9374,Yacht & Boat Delivery 715-304-8477, Rick Steiner Boatworks 540-0440, Larry Kaup Surveyor Menasha 730-0565, Endeavor Diving Service 702-8517,Stockbridge:Ryan Kamba (Boat Lettering) 464-0841,Green Lake: Norton Wood Boat Repair 295-9357,Sturgeon Bay:Door Sailmaker 743-4126

City of Menasha: www.cityofmenasha-wi.gov, Menasha Marina & Nautical Gift Shop 967-5193, Menasha Dock Association 858-1911, Club Liquor 725-9247, JDog Studios 585-3008, Valley Marine Mart 722-6379, Wild Apple & Gallery 886-6636, The     Wreath Factory & Otter Creek 886-9989, Tresa�s Treasurses & Bridal Boutique 486-1449, Marina Place Apartments 268-3293, Vertigo 1894 Coffee/Gallery 730-9100, Jefferson Park & Pool 967-5163, Taxi Cab Service 809-5995, Aspen Landing 725-7777, Club Tavern & Food 722-2452, Franky�s Blind Pig Saloon & Grill 886-0777, Germania Hall 725-6666, Hank�s Tavern & Food 722-9820,Jitters Bar 720-6006, Kampo�s 3rd Street Diner 727-9500, Luigi�s Italian Food 722-8000,Menasha Grill Caf� Beignet 722-6873, Mihm�s Charcoal Grill 722-0306, The Old Grog Tavern & Food 729-1165, Weather Vane Breakfast/Lunch 725-2824, Da Big Slice Pizza & Delivery 727-9500, Glass Slipper Styling Studio 725-2918,

Your Guest Chef Catering 412-7067

Appleton: Fox Cities Convention/Visitors Bureau 734-3358, Appleton Yacht Club 733-9848, Trolley to the River 954-9112, Ed�s Boat

Sales 733-8934, Anchor Marine 788-5950, Reynebeau Upholstery 734-1086, Korth Uphlostery 734-2526, Mega Motor Works Boat Sales &    Service 882-6342, Ecklund�s 734-7134, Sport-O-Motive 734-9994, Appleton Tent & Awning 733-470, Dave LaBarge Mobile Marine & Storage 810-4386,Explorer�s Guide Maritime Academy-learn to be a captain 733-5500,Appleton Boat Repair 731-2555,Pulmans 830-7855,       

Stone Cellar Brewpub 731-3322

Berlin: Chamber 361-3636, Family Restaurant 361-7693, Clem�s Bar/Pizza 361-0746, Fox River Beef Bar 658-1020

Big Lake Butte des Morts: Tilly Too 582-7626, White House Inn 582-7211, Butte de Morts Supper Club 582-0665

Eureka: Bill & Stella�s Bar & Grill 685-5954, Landing�s Bar & Grill 685-2662

Fond du Lac: Lakeside Park Marina 906-5096, FDL Yacht Club 921-9950, FDL Yacht Club Winter Storage 921-9950, Salty�s Supper Club

     922-9940, Oscars Bar/Grill 921-8345 (caters/shuttles to marina), Tony�s Marine Tops 921-3926, Steve�s Prop Repair 960-4979

     Nimmers Marine 923-4749, Mr. Marine 921-7070, Whealon Towing/Storage 923-6551, Wind & Kite Surfing 922-2550

Fremont: Chamber 446-3838, Ted�s Grand View 446-3261, Anchor Point Marina/Houseboat & Pontoon Rental 446-2224, Ma�s Bait 446-

2444, Han-a-Lula Resort 446-3245, Gala Resort 446-3222, Hotel Fremont/Ice Cream Parlor 446-2402, Bridge Bar 446-3300, Watersports Rental 407-0106, Captain Jacks Wolf River Marine/Rentals 446-3141, Fort Fremont Marine 446-3220, Mid State Marine 446-3399, Tri County Power Boat Alliance 446-3930, Blue Top Resort/Rental 446-3343, Yogi Bears Jellystone Park Campground 446-3420, Larry & Jan�s Cabins/Boat Rental 446-3161, Red�s Banks Resort 446-2933, Channel Cats 446-2200, Anglers Bait Shop Bar/Grill 446-2442, Fishing Guide 570-1187, FWR Jet Ski Rental 407-0106, Wolf River Resort 582-4555

Lake Poygan: Hidden Harbor Marina 376-0597 (south @ buoy 12 compass reading 210), Captain�s Cove 582-4757

Neenah: Future Neenah 722-1920, Docking at Shattuck Park to downtown businesses, City Slips at Shattuck Park 886-6315, Boat and Dock

Marina 722-6205, Nodaway Yacht Club & Fox Valley Sailing School 725-3423, Holiday Inn 725-8441, Cannova�s 886-0325,  Elk�s Club 967-0397, N.E.W Marine Tops 729-5538, Geiger Fiberglass Repair 725-3267, Riveredge Marine 982-4874, Bergstrom Mahler Art Museum Riverside Park 751-4658, PDS boat lettering 585-9800, FRESH Specialty Menu 886-1488, Aspen Coffee & Tea 720-0068, Great Harvest Bread Co. 727-0135, Greene�s Pour House 486-1049, Uncorked 486-1725,Zacatecas Mexican 722-7116, Matt Kehler 527-1887-detailing

New London: Chamber of Commerce 982-5822, The Waters Supper Club/Lounge docking and gas 982-7960, Boat Parking at Riverside

     Park � mile walk to Hatten Park, Riverside Marina 982-4874

Omro: Chamber of Commerce 685-6960, Docking-Scott, Stern,Millers Park-Scott Park has power 685-7000, Drake�s Marine & Boat Tops 

     420-1823, Fish Inn & Boat Rental 685-6844, Wedgewood Golf Course/Supper Club 685-6161, Tanner�s Tap 685-6480, Dug Out 685-5707,     

     Magic Air Refrigeration 685-2332, Marine Tops 685-5000

Oshkosh: Convention/Visitors Bureau 303-9200, Pioneer Marina 233-1981, Sweetwater Performance 230-3481, Dockside Tavern 230-

     6900, Bayshore Marina/Storage 231-9936, Fratello�s 232-2337, Hergerts Marine Center 231-8520, Ludwig Marine 231-6751, Mertens

     Marine 231-6751, Ecklunds Marine 233-3313, Sail Tec 233-4242, Brooklyns 230-4477, Southside Ice Yacht Club & Bar/Grill 235-4470,   

     Spellman�s 231-1850, Lakeside Marina 231-4321, Skipper Bud�s 231-3200, River Mill Marina 539-7931,Becket�s on the River Restaurant

     230-3333, Moes Marine & Prop Repair 644-4141, Oshkosh Tent & Awning 235-3170, Oshkosh Yacht Club 450-1339 on Winnebago,

     Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center 230-1900,Anchor Interiors & Canvas 688-3256

Pipe: Calumet Harbor Jake�s Marina 360-3411, Jim & Linda�s Supper Club 795-4116, Cedar Lodge 795-4574, Capones Pizza 795-

     4140, Blanks Supper Club 795-4484, Columbia Park & Harbor 960-0187

Sherwood: High Cliff Marina 989-1349, High Cliff Supper Club 989-1050, The Granary Supper Club 989-1233, High Cliff Golf Course

     989-1045, Shenanigan�s Supper Club 989-1232, Almost Johnny�s 989-1954, Angie�s Upholstery 202-2608       

Stockbridge: Docking-Harbor Bar 439-1450, Gobbler�s Knob Supper Club 439-1265, Mud Creek Coffee/Food 439-1096, Fishtale Inn

     Bar/Grill 439-1565, docking at Calumet County Park Marina 849-1494

Tustin: Lake Poygan docking-Knot Anchor Inn Bar/Grill 446-2414, Tustin Shores Bar & Grill 446-2622

Van Dyne: Wendt�s on the Lake Supper Club 688-5231, Black Wolf Captain Slam�s 688-2485, T.J. Harbor Restaurant 688-9047

Winneconne: Chamber of Commerce 582-4775, Fin N Feather 582-4305, WindPoint Harbor 582-0158, The Other Place 582-7775, Lang�s

     Landing Gas/Lodging 582-7501, Fishing Guide 267-3071, Steve�s Marine Service 582-7247, Biggar�s Supper Club 582-4422, Wolf River

     House Gas & Boat Rental 582-4555, Jechort Wood Boats 582-7557, Woodeye�s Bar/Grill-indoor archery range 582-4887,Village Pub

     582-0155, Steam Boat Museum 582-7643

Wolf River Templeton Bayou: Pine Grove Resort overnight docking & gas-bar/restaurant 446-3295

Weyauwega: Chamber 867-2500, docking at Gills Landing Bar/Grill 867-2844, Guth�s Resort & Gas 867-2877

 

 

 

 

 

To celebrate our heritage of Lake Winnebago and its waterways, I compelled some brief worthwhile information pertaining to its navigational history and importantly current updates of the river.

 

This year, Neenah Nodaway Yacht is celebrating its 150th year, established 1864.  One of the oldest yacht Clubs in the country.  Learn about their past with History in the Park displays at Riverside Park in Neenah and see a sailboat representing the type sailed years ago.  Also there is going to be a float in the Memorial Parade.  Tour all different types of sailboats at the Neenah Harbor at the Sailing Open House, June 14th 10-2pm.  NNYC offers a sailing school for both adults and youth.  Always welcome, with no experience necessary, you can crew with a Tuesday night race boat.  www.nnyc.org or e-mail SailPromotion@nnyc.org

 

Neenah Lighthouse: To go back in time, in the 1830�s the Menominee Indians would hold their council meetings at the entrance point of the Neenah Harbor.  Neenah was an Indian word for water. The Federal Corp. of Engineers in the 1880�s dredged and widened this entrance. In 1929 this entrance point was donated to the City of Neenah by Helen Kimberly Stuart to build a lighthouse.  Neenah Kimberly Point Lighthouse was built in 1945 and funded by the Kimberly family, founders of Kimberly-Clark Corp. since 1872.  At the cost of $7,500. The tower is 49 feet and topped with a sailboat weathervane.

 

 Menasha Lighthouse was the first lighthouse on Lake Winnebago but with a very short history that I would like to share with you.  It was built in 1855 for $6,000, 20 x 30 feet, 2 floors, fireplaces in each room and an enclosed stone spiral staircase to a great iron lantern. Built on the North end of Lighthouse Reef.  Jerry Cowling the lighthouse keeper lived there with his family for four years.  The lighthouse had a sad ending, with a severe life threating incident with Mr. Cowling the lighthouse was never lit again. In 1880 skaters set fire to the building and with the water wearing away on the remains it is non-exiting, but some say that in early spring with very clean water a platform is visible.

 

 Mercury Marine celebrates their 75th Anniversary.  In 1939 Carl Kiekhafer founder of Mercury Marine assumed control of a bankrupt marine engine plant who had 300 rejected outboard engines in Cedarburg, WI.  This engine called the Thor, �the god of Thunder�.  His intent at first was to transform these engines for the dairy industry.  He grow up on a family farm in Mequon.  Instead he redesign the engines into outboards.  1946 moved Keikhafer Marine to Fond du Lac.  In 1971 it became Mercury Marine.  Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac employees over 3000 and 5,300 worldwide.

 

The United State Power Squadron celebrates their 100th Anniversary.  This organization started in Boston in 1914 committed to boating safety and education.  Started by Charles Chapman, who realized the owners needed instructions on how to operate safely and with confidence. At first, the principle object of the squadron was to be of service to the Navy in time of emergency.  During World War 1 the USPS trained men for the naval coastal defense.  These volunteers teach boating safety classes and free vessel safety checks.  USPS has over 60,000 members and over 450 squadrons across the country. Oshkosh Sail & Power Squadron 739-4949.

 

 The Fox River Navigational System Authority was created to oversee the management of the Fox River Locks constructed in the 1850�s.   Restoration of the 16 locks started in 2006.  The Kaukauna locks are scheduled to be finished in 2015 with extensive work yet to be done on a pedestrian bridge and one Kaukauna bridge.  This means that all the locks will be restored except the Rapid Croche Boat Transfer and cleansing station which has been sealed since 1988.  Lake Winnebago to DePere, within 30 miles it drops 180 feet, the approx. distance of Niagara Falls.

 

The Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway has restoration plans for the lock tender houses along the Fox River, built 1892-1927:  turn Cedar, Little chute Locks into overnight vacation rentals, demolish the Menasha lock due to extensive deterioration and mold.  They are preparing to have a 62 foot paddle wheel �On the Loos in the Parkway� to tour the Fox Valley.  July 12-18th, reservations 920-707-2965.

 

Friends of the Fox Annual meeting, Saturday, May 17, 2-6pm at Riverview Country Club in Appleton

�Moving Forward on the Beautiful Fox River�.  Reviewing information on the completion of the Kaukauna locks and boat lift transfer and their goals for 2014.  E-mail a RSVP to manney@heritageparkway.org. To promote navigation on the lock system, the Friends of the Fox have placed safety buoys for the lower Fox River to Little Chute.   Show your support and join as a member.

 

 The Eureka Lock near Berlin has been reconstructed by the Berlin Boat Club. The DNR closed this lock in 2003 due to flood damage.  With private donations, completely funded, it re-opened in 2013 with 454 lockages.  To the best of their knowledge the Berlin Boat Club is the only club in United States which operates and maintains a lock system. Along this upper Fox River is the Fox River Runners Club who install, remove, purchase and maintain navigation buoys from Eureka Lock to Lake Butte des Morts. There will be a topographic map available on the FOF website and also in paper form at Menasha Marina and other designated areas. This will cover the area from Lake Butte des Morts to Berlin.