Trail News & Upcoming Events

Spirit of the Rivers installed near Trail New!

SOTR MonumentThe Spirit of the Rivers Monument has been installed just off Mariners Trail, a short distance northeast of the Woodland Drive Wayside, across the street from the Aurora Health Clinic. The bronze Monument consists of an Indian man portaging a canoe, accompanied by a woman and elder, apparently having just landed on the lakeshore. The public is invited to visit the site, but is asked to not interfere with final installation work in progress and to keep off of newly seeded lawn. The public is also invited to attend the dedication on Sunday, September 16, at 2:00 pm.

The Spirit of the Rivers monument was created by Manitowoc native R.T. Wallen and was financed privately, mainly through donations from local citizens and organizations. For more information on the project, go to the Spirit of the Rivers website,

(posted: 8/15/18)

2018 Photo Contest up and running

Photo Contest PosterThe entry form for this year's Mariners Trail Photo Contest for the 2019 calendar has been posted. The rules and guidelines are essentially the same as last year's, although we have a new entry submission email address. The entry/rules form is available for reading or download here.

(posted: 5/29/18)

August Monthly Meeting New!

The August FOMT monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 22, at 6:30 pm at the Chamber of Manitowoc County building, 1515 Memorial Drive, adjacent to Mariners Trail. FOMT members are welcome to attend.

(posted: 8/5/18)

Sturtz named 2017 Trailblazer

Trailblazer PhotoAt the FOMT Annual Dinner meeting held on Wednesday, January 24, FOMT board member Judy Corrado named Patty Sturtz the 2017 Trailblazer of the year. She praised Patty's dedication to the Trail through her service as FOMT secretary and treasurer, and her involvement in Trail cleanup and flowerbeds. Patty is also an avid user of Mariners Trail. The picture shows Patty Sturtz with FOMT president John Brunner and Judy Corrado.

Besides pizza from Port Sandy Bay, the evening also included comments by local dignitaries and Friends of Mariners Trail officers. A video highlighting Mariners Trail by Deena Dawn Larson was also presented, featuring music by Manitowoc junior high student Joey O'Connor.

(posted: 1/25/18)

FOMT Board Member Elected

Clare Schuette was recently elected to the FOMT Board of Directors, while Patty Sturtz left the Board. The full Board now consists of: John Brunner, president; Judy Corrado, vice-president; Lee Kummer, treasurer; Michelle Garnett, secretary; Mark Klaiber; Jeff Allen; Judy Goodchild; Dave Bourgeois; and Clare Schuette. Pictures of the Board members are located on the officers webpage.

(posted: 11/14/17)


Contacting Friends of Mariners Trail

Friends of Mariners Trail can be contacted at:
    P.O.Box 2341
    Manitowoc WI 54221-2341



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