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The Booth Cooperage – Bayfield, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 46° 48.744 W 090° 48.766
15T E 666864 N 5186639
Quick Description: A sign outside the historic Booth Cooperage tells a little about the importance of this barrel making operation.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2013 6:23:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ97H
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
A sign outside the historic Booth Cooperage tells a little about the importance of this barrel making operation. The building is now privately owned by the Trek & Trail kayak outfitting business. The sign reads:

At one time, a local fishery once encompassed this entire block. Early sailing vessels would bring their harvests here to be salt packed in barrels and shipped to market. Here in “The Cooperage,” one of the remaining buildings of that fishery, 5 skilled coopers assembled barrels around a huge open hearth. The coopers turned out a high quality, hand made barrel, that was said to hold a “150 pound pack of salt fish.”

Today, power driven fishing boats still land fish here in Bayfield, one of Wisconsin’s most famous fishing villages. Herring are still being salted annually, as it was done over 150 years ago.

National Register of Historic Places
1976

Erected 1976
Street address:
1 East Washington St
Bayfield, WI USA
54814


County / Borough / Parish: Bayfield County

Year listed: 1976

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Industry

Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924

Historic function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Industry/Processing/Extraction

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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