Trail News & Upcoming Events

Spirit of the Rivers Monument Dedicated New!

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)

2018 Photo Contest Has Ended New!

The deadline for this year's Mariners Trail Photo Contest, September 30, has passed. Contest judges will now be looking at the pictures and chosing the winning pictures, which will be used in the 2019 Trail Calendar. Winners will be notified by mid-October. The 2019 calendars should be on sale at various places in the Lakeshore Area by the end of the month.

(posted: 10/1/18)

October Monthly Meeting New!

The October FOMT monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 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: 10/1/18)

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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