Manitowoc Cobia submarine at Wisconsin Maritime Museum is 80 years old

Manitowoc Cobia submarine at Wisconsin Maritime Museum is 80 years outdated

March 17 marks the eightieth anniversary of the keel-laying of the USS Cobia World Battle II submarine

MANITOWOC – On March 17, 1943, World Battle II submarine USS Cobia’s keel was laid by the Electrical Boat Firm in Groton, Connecticut.

This was the start of her journey to service throughout World Battle II, in the end serving six battle patrols within the Pacific Theater from 1944 to 1945.

March 17 will mark the eightieth anniversary of her keel-laying “birthday,” and on March 18, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum will maintain a celebration of Cobia’s eightieth “birthday.” The museum can be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. that day, providing $8 discounted admission, which incorporates entry to the submarine. The museum is at 75 Maritime Drive in downtown Manitowoc.

Submarine veterans and historic reenactors can be on board USS Cobia to share tales and reply questions from 10 a.m. to three p.m. as a part of the festivities.

Patrons are additionally inspired to “costume like a welder and catch ‘sizzling rivets’ like historic shipbuilders” by means of an interactive touch-table that may characteristic actual historic instruments used to assemble ships and submarines in Manitowoc throughout WWII, a information launch mentioned.

At 12:30 p.m., the museum will characteristic the documentary movie “Invisible Warriors,” which tells the story of Black “Rosie the Riveters” working in wartime manufacturing throughout WWII. Historian and producer Gregory S. Cooke will introduce the movie and reply questions afterward. The movie screening is free and open to the general public, however folks ought to register at

At 2:45 p.m., Cobia’s birthday cake can be served. Cake is free to all friends whereas provides final. USS Cobia may even sound a whistle salute in celebration, climate allowing.

For extra info, go to or name 920-684-0218.

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5-time Emmy winner’s images coming to Maritime Museum: The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will open its latest exhibit, “Bringing Shipwrecks to Life,” March 16 and working by means of Nov. 6.

The exhibit will characteristic the works of world-renowned underwater photographer Becky Kagan Schott and Liquid Productions. Schott is a five-time Emmy Award-winning underwater cameraman and photographer. Her initiatives have taken her everywhere in the world, from the Arctic to Antarctic and plenty of areas in between. Her largest ardour is capturing haunting photographs of shipwrecks within the Nice Lakes.

Shipwrecks pictured within the exhibit embrace Vernon, Lakeland, Sandusky, Rouse Simmons and Gallinipper.

Dive deeper into the exhibit with 3D shipwreck fashions and interactives.

Quite a few never-before-seen artifacts from featured shipwrecks may even be displayed.

Extra particulars: 920-684-0218 or

Manitowoc Public Library launches Seed Library: A Seed Library, curated by Manitowoc Public Library and Lakeshore Seed Collective and housed on the library, 707 Quay St., is now accessible to be used.

The Seed Library is a set of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds patrons can “take a look at” (as much as 4 seed packets per family per go to to the library) to plant and develop at residence — at completely no value. It is inside a classic card catalogue, donated by Manitowoc County Historic Society, on the library’s first ground close to the service desk.

Individuals can study extra by calling the library at 920-686-3010 or going to

Nice Selections continues with ‘Financial Warfare’: The following within the Nice Selections lecture sequence at Manitowoc Public Library will characteristic Beloit Faculty’s Pablo Toral, Ph.D., sharing a deeper dive into “Financial Warfare.”

The lecture will start at 6 p.m. March 13 within the Balkansky Neighborhood Room on the library and also will be streamed dwell on the library’s Fb web page and YouTube channel.

Nonetheless developing within the Nice Selections sequence are “Battle Crimes,” with Kevin Kelly, J.D., College of Wisconsin-Madison Legislation College March 20, and “International Famine,” with Elizabeth Wheat, Ph.D., College of Wisconsin-Inexperienced Bay March 27.

Every session begins at 6 p.m. within the Balkansky Neighborhood Room and can be streamed dwell on the library’s Fb web page and YouTube channel.

Admission is free and no registration is required.

Historic Society, Holla group up for historic eating expertise: Manitowoc County Historic Society and native restaurant Holla are partnering to deliver a historic eating expertise to life within the Sorenson Home, one of many many historic buildings in Pinecrest Village on the Manitowoc County Historic Society.

A information launch mentioned the experiences can be found on a restricted variety of dates with restricted seating. Dates embrace April 20, July 20 and Oct. 19.

Advance registration is required on the museum’s web site at or by calling 920-684-4445. The fee is $65 and MCHS members obtain a 15% low cost.

The menu for April’s supper consists of Mutton Stew with Soda Bread, with a skillet cake for dessert.

A information launch mentioned: “Collect on the Sorenson Home desk for a pleasant, easy, historic supper. Benefit from the websites, sounds and smells of a kitchen from days passed by. On the desk, friends can be served a historic menu ready by the superb cooks at Holla, within the consolation of the Sorenson residence. Friends will be capable of take residence menus of their very own from the print store, one other historic construction on the Manitowoc County Historic Society.”

Rahr-West seeks submissions for fall juried exhibition: Manitowoc’s Rahr-West Artwork Museum is making a name for submissions for its upcoming juried exhibition “Being: A Recognition of Self and Different,” which can be on view on the museum Aug. 20-Sept. 17.

A information launch from the museum mentioned the theme of the exhibition “affords a large scope for creative interpretation round points of private and social identification.”

Artwork historian Dr. Sam Watson, of the College of Wisconsin-Inexperienced Bay, will function the exhibit’s juror.

Artists are inspired to submit as much as three authentic works executed within the final two years that match with the theme.

Submissions could be made on the Rahr-West Artwork Museum web site between June 19 and July 3. Money prizes can be awarded. The primary-prize winner may even get a solo exhibition on the Rahr-West Artwork Museum in 2024.

Extra particulars are on-line, or name the museum at 920-686-2090. Rahr-West is at 610 N. Eighth St., Manitowoc.

Forst Inn presenting ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ beginning March 17: Forst Inn Arts Collective will current the James Sie adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s well-liked novel “A Wrinkle In Time” with weekend performances March 17-April 2.

The manufacturing is directed by Gavin Annette and encompasses a solid crammed with each Forst Inn regulars and new faces.

Tickets are $20-$32.

Choices for mild eating can be found with tickets.

The pub is open 90 minutes earlier than curtain and options dwell music for the hour previous to the efficiency.

Forst Inn is at E2910 County Highway BB in Tisch Mills and could be reached at 920-310-7228 or on-line at

Tropical Blast raises greater than $48K for Woodland Dunes: Woodland Dunes had a “blast” throughout its Tropical Blast fundraiser Feb. 25, elevating greater than $48,000 to help nature-based schooling and habitat conservation efforts.

Nancy Nabak, organizer of the fundraiser, mentioned in a information launch: “One in all our large hits this yr was the Pineapple Coring Station. We raffled off pineapples with a quantity connected to them for the possibility to win both a fuel grill or a males’s watch. If contributors needed, they may have their pineapple cored by volunteers and revel in tropical drinks out of it for the night.”

There was additionally a dwell public sale, silent public sale and a wine pull.

The purpose, in line with Nabak, was exceeded due to the eagerness of the volunteers on the planning committee and the group’s dedication to Woodland Dunes.

Volunteer committee members included Kay Baum, Lynn Burzynski, Doug DeVries, Judy Goodchild, Wendy Lutzke, Wendy Brandt, Lynn Rennert and Jason Ring.

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