The Lake Wisconsin Alliance (LWA) is hosting its third educational seminar for 2017 at the Merrimac Ferry Wayside on Wednesday, July 12th at 6:30pm. This free event will feature stories old and new on the Merrimac Ferry and the Merrimac Scoop will provide ice cream to those in attendance.
Did you know Merrimac was spelled with a “k” for 100 years from 1850-1950?!? How long do you think it would take to make a trip from Baraboo to Waunakee…by horse and carriage?? How about 12 hours – these days you can make a trip to St. Louis and back in the same amount of time. Several ferry boats were operated in Merrimac, both privately owned, and also owned and operated by the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) from 1924 until today. Char Olson, local author and artist will provide more fun facts and entertain attendees with stories about the only free ferry in Wisconsin. Char is the author of “Merrimack, Wisconsin History & Ferry Tales Et ‘Cetera”, a 552 page book with dozens of photographs and one chapter devoted exclusively to the ferry.
The Lake Wisconsin Alliance (LWA) is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization that endeavors to balance the diverse interests of the Lake Wisconsin community while improving water quality, recreational opportunities, and sustaining a healthy ecosystem within the Lake Wisconsin watershed.
A rain date of Tuesday, July 18th same time and location has been scheduled. If you have questions about this event, feel free to contact Melissa Keenan at 608-355-4838, or firstname.lastname@example.org