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Green Bay, WI

Lat: 44° 32.427   Long: 88° 0.242

 

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: City
  • Monitors VHF: 9, 16
  • Charts: NOS 14902, 14910, 14918
  • Customs: Yes
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers

Area Code920
Emergency911
Police(920)448-3200
Hospital(920) 433-0111
Pharmacy(920) 437-4750

DISTANCES


Port Distance (nm) Port Distance (nm)
Marinette, WI 42 NE Frankfort, MI 143 E
Detroit Harbor, WI 84 NE Ludington, MI 181 E
Escanaba, MI 93 NE Manitowoc, WI 177 SE
Mackinac City, MI 119 NE Milwaukee, WI 243 SE

DESCRIPTION


Green Bay WI is located at the head of Green Bay, a 1,600 sq mi/4,200 sq km arm of Lake Michigan. Long the home of several aboriginal peoples, the area was first visited by Europeans in 1634 by Jean Nicolet. Nicolet, sent from Quebec City by Samual de Champlain, explored a great deal of what is now Wisconsin. The establishment of a trading post in 1634 where Green Bay now stands makes Green Bay WI one of the oldest permanent settlements in North America.

Throughout the 1700's, the area changed hands between the French, British and the new United States of America. As it grew, the economy evolved from fur trading to lumbering. The arrival of the railroads and the influx of immigrants from Europe spurred growth and the port of Green Bay WI became an important shipping link.

Today, Green Bay WI has a mixed economy with well-known companies such as Georgia-Pacific and Proctor and Gamble. For visiting sailors, there are marina facilities, services, shopping and, of course, the community-owned Green Bay Packers - one of the winningest football teams in US history and an integral part of the city.

APPROACHES


The approach to Green Bay WI is straightforward. The entrance channel begins approximately 10 nm NE of the mouth of the Fox River. It is marked with a Fl RED "R2" buoy and bell and a Fl GREEN buoy. The channel is dredged to a depth of 20-25 feet/6-7.6 m. The river mouth is marked by a Fl RED "R30" buoy. The main recreational harbor is located on the east side of the channel, immediately before the entrance to the river mouth.

Vessels can travel up the Fox River. There are 8 bridges that cross the river - either lift, swing or fixed types. Watch depths as further upstream, the channel is dredged to 5.5 ft/1.7 m. The bridges are not required to open from 0700-0800, 1200-1300 and 1600-1700.

MARINAS, YACHT CLUBS, MOORINGS, ANCHORAGES


South Bay Marina   (920) 465-3230   VHF 9
South Bay Marina is located immediately before the entrance to the Fox River, on the east side, just before the Fl RED "R30" buoy. There are 162 slips with about a dozen available for transient sailors. There is a fuel dock (diesel and gasoline) and a pumpout station. Water, power and internet connections are available at dockside. There are restrooms, showers and laundry facilities in the Boaters Lounge, along with a kitchen and TV room. There is a heated swimming pool and a poolside bar/restaurant. Other amenities include picnic areas and BBQ grills.

Green Bay Yachting Club   (920) 432-0168   VHF 9
GBYC is located on the first inlet on the east side of the river. There is a US Coast Guard Station at the entrance to this inlet. The club has 83 slips with several available for transient sailors. There is a fuel dock (diesel and gasoline) and a pumpout station. There are restrooms, showers and laundry facilities in the clubhouse. There is a kitchen, lounge area and bar.

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, BANKS/ATM's


The Boat Yard is a major marine repair and maintenance facility. It is located on the west side of the Fox River, just south of the Tower Drive Bridge. They offer complete engine, mechanical, electrical and fibreglass repairs. They also have a full rigging service.

Green Bay Marine Service is located on the west side of the Fox River, just upstream from The Boat Yard. They can carry out general engine, mechanical and electrical repairs and maintenance.

Shipyard Marine is located north of the Fox River, in the community of Suamico. This is a full service marine repair business. They can carry out major engine repairs, mechanical and electrical service work, fibreglass and canvas repairs. They have a mobile repair service as well.

The nearest large supermarket is Supervalu. Located 4 mi/6 km SE of the South Bay Marina, they can handle all of your reprovisioning requirements. You will need transportation to get there.

Harbor Credit Union is 1.25 mi/2 km from the South Bay Marina. It has counter service and ATMs.

MEDICAL SERVICES


St Vincent Hospital (920) 433-0111 is located 3 mi/5 km south of South Bay Marina.

Streu's Pharmacy (920) 437-4750 is located about 2.5 mi/4 km south of the marina.

PLACES TO EAT


Green Bay WI has a nice selection of restaurants and pubs, many clustered in the downtown area between Main St. and Walnut St. bridges. Note: Main St and Dousman St. are the same street, just on opposite sides of the Main St. Bridge.

Louie's Lagoon is a poolside bar/restaurant located at the South Bay Marina. It is a casula setting and offers casual foods such as pizza, burgers, etc along with a full bar. Delivery service to boat in the marina is available.

Located in the historic Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot, Titletown Brewing Company is a popular microbrewery and a very good restaurant with a wide variety of classic American fare.

Angelina's specializes in authentic Italian cooking. Excellent meals can be enjoyed indoors or outside on a lovely garden patio.

Black and Tan Grille is located right on the river, offering terrific views of the Fox River and passing traffic. The lounge is downstairs and the dining room on the 2nd floor. Upscale but a nice treat after a long sail.

St Brendan's Inn is another popular pub/restaurant - this one with an Irish flavor. Standard pub food in an inviting atmosphere and nicely appointed rooms upstairs if you are looking for a night ashore.

THINGS TO DO/SEE/VISIT


Green Bay WI is unofficially known as Titletown USA from the many titles brought home by the NFL Green Bay Packers. The Packers are simply the winningest football franchise in US history and they have a significant presence in Green Bay. You will see the term "Titletown" on many business and organization names and logos. Green Bay's Meyer Theatre is a 1,000-seat performing arts venue that hosts concerts, plays, musicals and much more. There are concerts and music programs at Leitcht Park and CityDeck.

Every August, hundreds of artists from around the US gather for Green Bay's annual ArtStreet exhibition. August is also when the Green Bay Packers training camp opens and the public is invited. Sports fans will also enjoy visiting the Green Bay Packer's Hall of Fame. The Green Bay WI visitors site will give you lots of ideas on how you can enjoy your time here.

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