Nicholas Arndt, Photographer
Wind Surfing on Lake Michigan – Sheboygan WI
Sheboygan, WI – Harbor Centre Marina is Wisconsin’s premier boating gateway, ideally located mid-state in beautiful Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Regarded by boaters as one of the finest full service marinas on the western shores of Lake Michigan and offer the best in fresh water, coastal boating, with a warm country club feel. Harbor Centre Marina is equipped to accommodate boats of all shapes and sizes and is centrally located on Sheboygan’s lakefront, just a short walk from downtown, the holistic Riverfront, and South Pier Entertainment District. Established in 1993, Harbor Centre Marina has earned the reputation as the “premier destination marina” on Lake Michigan and consistently delivers the highest quality boating services.
There are many theories as to how Sheboygan got its name, but the one most likely indicates Sheboygan was a Chippewa Indian word meaning “passage or waterway between the lakes.” French explorers Jean Nicolett (1635) and Joliet and Marquette (1643) were probably the first “white men” to experience the shores of Sheboygan. Many years passed until in 1699, Father St. Cosme landed at a Pottawatomie Indian village at the site of the Sheboygan River. Many more years passed before it was recorded that Wm. Farnsworth landed here in 1814. He moved on but returned in 1818 to establish a fur trading post, which he maintained for 14 years.