The 2018 Irish Fest at Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Lake Michigan.

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View of icy formations on Lake Michigan from a ridge overlooking Bender Park boat launch

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A snow and ice shelf was formed on Bradford Beach this winter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

A snow and ice shelf was formed on Bradford Beach this winter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Select this link to see a video of ice volcanoes formed on Bradford Beach ice shelf

In March there are no boats are birds on the Marina docksas ice has formed and the fishermen are still there

In March there are no boats are birds on the Marina docksas ice has formed and the fishermen are still there

Now when viewing each partial, 360, or spherical panorama photo (most are not), using the JAVA web browser plug-in, a security warning has been added by Oracle that asks “Do you want to run this application?” To continue select “Run” and if you don’t want to see this warning again checkDo not show this again for this app”. No other changes have been made in The Panorama Point web viewing site.

Select this link to see panorama photos of McKinley Marina in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Select this link to see panorama photos of Little Muskego Lake ice fishing

A scenic view of bluffland along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Wisconsin

Select this link to see panorama scenic views along Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Shoreline

These are scenic views along the Lake Michigan Shoreline from Sheboygan to Grafton, Wisconsin.

This is the North Point bedrock shelf shelf that is a rare geologic formation around Lake Michigan shoreline.

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Select this link to see info on North Point Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

These are two shorebirds that were photographed at North Point. They are the Dunlin above, and the Semipalmated Sandpiper below.

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Select this link to see photos of the Semipalmated Sandpiper

The Polar Bear Plunge started at noon on New Years Day. This shows the massive thrust of people at about 5 minutes after noon.

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Select this link to see a video of the Milwaukee Polar Bear Plunge

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin Polar Bear Plunge is a tradition that occurs each New Years Day at 12 o’clock noon. This year was no exception as the crowds braved the chilly 30 degrees and wind gusts of 24 mph. There were first timers to make the plunge into Lake Michigan at the Milwaukee Bradford Beach and old timers who were making their 60th plunge. The night before had brought a light snow, but by noon the sun was trying to shine through. As can be seen by the panorama photos, there was a fairly large crowd braving the waters of Lake Michigan to take the frigid dip.

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin harbor lakefront on the first freezing day of December 2011

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Viewing the Milwaukee skyline panorama photos one can see the following sites from left to right:

South Shore Park in Bayview, WI, the Allen Bradley Tower, the Milwaukee Port, WE Energies smokestack, the Hoan Bridge, Chase Building, Faison Building, City Hall, 411 East Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee Pier Lighthouse, US Bank Building, Summer Fest grounds, University Club Tower, Art Museum, Discovery World, Milwaukee Breakwater Lighthouse, Lake Shore Drive Park, McKinley Marina & Park, Columbia St Mary’s Hospital, Old Water Tower, North Point, Bradford Beach, Milwaukee Water Works Linnwood Treatment Plant, and a barge leaving Milwaukee Harbor.

Belmont Harbor in the foreground and Montrose Harbor in the background on north Lakeshore Drive

Select this link to see panorama photos of Belmont and Montrose Harbors of Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Belmont and Montrose Harbors Map and Info

Belmont Harbor is located in Lincoln Park with 730 docks. Montrose Harbor is located on the northern edge of Lincoln Park and has 630 docks. Chicago’s lakefront is almost entirely parks and public access facilities. The view from the two harbors gives a good skyline view of Chicago.

The S/V Denis Schooner was proposed and built as a project to serve in educating people about the Great Lakes.

Select this link to see an album of panoramic photos of the S/V Denis Sullivan Schooner

Select this link for information on the S/V Denis Sullivan Schooner

Select this link for the Wikipedia site on S/V Denis Sullivan Schooner

When the S/V Denis Sullivan was at the Milwaukee Port I decided to see it, however I didn’t expect it would be fogged in. When I arrived, the fog was so thick that it was difficult to see more than a few hundred feet. Needless to say it made the panoramic photos more difficult to take, as they were right at the schooner.