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Milwaukee History - Sept. 20, 2017
Urban spelunking: Milwaukee Breakwater Lighthouse
Do you ever wonder what it was like for the men who landed on the moon to stand on the cratered surface and look back at the Earth; to be the only folks alive to know the feeling of being out at a place that everyone can see but that no one gets to visit and look back from? I imagine it's much like a visit to the breakwater lighthouse felt - though obviously to the Nth degree - on a recent trip out there on a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation boat.
Milwaukee History - Sept. 19, 2017
Urban Spelunking: A Lafarge cement ship
We took to the drink for a tour of a Lafarge cement ship docked at Jones Island in the Port of Milwaukee to unload "powder" from Lafarge's cement operation in Alpena Mich., before heading out onto the lake for a stop at Grand Haven on its way back up to Alpena.
Living - Sept. 19, 2017
Downtown landmark church will close; transform into a wedding/events venue
St. James Episcopal Church, which has made its home at 833 W. Wisconsin Ave. since 1851, will close its doors at the end of this month. The building, which was put up for sale a few years ago is in the process of being sold. It will be transformed into a wedding and events venue.
Milwaukee History - Sept. 19, 2017
Urban Spelunking: North Point Lighthouse
Long before there was an East Side, there was a North Point Lighthouse. Today the beacon tower sits surrounded by trees in Lake Park, where it is open as a museum, as well as enduring Milwaukee landmark. Let's go inside.
Festival Guide - Sept. 18, 2017
Doors Open Milwaukee: Sept. 23-24
Doors Open Milwaukee has welcomed thousands at dozens of sites of local interest, from firehouses to historic mansions to civic buildings to churches and much more. The seventh annual event swings open the portals to more than 165 buildings around town for free!