Trail News & Upcoming Events

2019 Photo Calendar now on sale New!

Calendar CoverThe Calendar Contest has ended, the judges have chosen the winning photos, and the calendars have been printed and placed in stores in the Lakeshore Area. For a complete list of sales locations, as well as the winning photos, go to 2019 Calendar.

(posted: 11/07/18)

FOMT Meetings New!

The October Meeting was the last regular monthly FOMT meeting for 2018. FOMT activities will begin again after the new year with the 2019 Dinner Meeting to be held on January 23. Watch this space for more details.

(posted: 11/07/18)

Spirit of the Rivers Monument Dedicated

SOTR MonumentOn Sunday, September 16, the Spirit of the Rivers Monument was dedicated in a public ceremony attended by several hundred people, along with local and Wisconsin dignitaries. The larger-than-life bronze Monument, which was installed earlier this summer, is meant to commemorate the first inhabitants of this area. It consists of an Indian man portaging a canoe, accompanied by a woman, apparently having just landed on the lake shore. They are being met by an elder, presumably someone familiar with the locale. The Monument is located next to Mariners Trail, a short distance northeast of the Woodland Drive Wayside, across the street from the Aurora Health Clinic.

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: 9/30/18)

FOMT Board Member Elected

The FOMT Board of Directors election was held at the October meeting. The Board now consists of: John Brunner, president; Mark Klaiber, vice-president; Lee Kummer, treasurer; Michelle Garnett, secretary; Judy Corrado; Judy Goodchild; and Clare Schuette. Pictures of the Board members are located on the officers webpage.

(posted: 11/24/18)


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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