Updated on June 14, 2015 Ken Kline more Ports and harbors are wonderful places. Filled with both hard working professionals and recreational fun. Whatever your delight from simply sunning to catching fish to operating a charter service, the ports and harbors of Wisconsin offer a harbor distinctly different from anything on land. For me, a harbor is simply pure recreational fun.
A harbor of sailing. A harbor showcasing God's natural shoreline beauty. Wisconsin has 1,100 magnificent miles of scenic coastline awaiting your exploration. Wisconsin's numerous ports of call and over 150 harbor towns that draw visitors from near and far. Tourists support over 300,000 jobs in Wisconsin. The scenic beauty of the harbors is often many a visitor's most memorable experience. Many harbors boast a smorgasbord of recreation, museums, shopping and dining in addition to the unparalleled beauty that only the shoreline can provide.
Journey with us to seven great harbors in Wisconsin including Marionette, Door County, Port Washington, Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha, Wisconsin. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. As the song by Vienna Teng at the right details, "all I want is to be your harbor". A harbor or port of call is a safe refuge, often offering food and fair; and safe place to dock your boat. A place of recreation, a place of safety away from the rough, tumultuous waters of the open lake or bay.
To be your harbor may mean more than simply berthing your boat in a dock of protection. To be your harbor may mean sophisticated shopping or bountiful fishing or unless hours of rest and relaxation on the lake or the bay. Each of us has different definition of safety and of joy. The Wisconsin harbors offer something for every one. So follow Mark Twain's advice, and throw off the bowlines and sail away from your safe harbor and visit us here in beautiful Wisconsin. The water and every harbor reminds me of Jimmy Buffet.