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Oh my! Let's hope these fish don't find their way to Port Washington and Sauk Creek! ;) Timeline Photos Scientists are baffled by reports of giant fish swimming upsteam in the Root River this week.The fish have reportedly capsized watercraft and are able to leap high into the air. One jumped from the river startling golfers on the Washington Park Golf Course. Another easily cleared the Horlick Dam spillway. The fish apparently show no interest in the flies that anglers present to trout and salmon. Instead, they try to nibble on annoyed anglers' hip waders. It's believed that if one of the fish is ever caught, it could easily feed a dozen families. A noted fishologist from the University of Munich has tentatively identified the species as: "lirpa loof." (Readers are advised to read the name backwards and consult the calendar.)
Apr. 10-11, 2015, 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
64th Annual American Legion Smelt Fry

Apr. 17-26, 2015
Always a Bridesmaid

Apr. 25, 2015, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Winter Farmers Market

May 16, 2015, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
"Final Push to Victory........Commemorating VE Day 70 Years Later"

WWII reenactments


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Port Washington, Wisconsin
Welcome to Port Washington, a picturesque Lake Michigan harbor town with a touch of New England charm.

Just 25 miles up the coast from Milwaukee, our historic downtown district is nestled on the lakeshore. Locally-owned businesses are housed in restored 19th century storefronts. A walking tour will take you past a mix of boutiques, specialty food shops, and an enticing variety of restaurants, all within view of the lake, and our two lighthouses.

It's easy to play in Port. Our certified Clean Marina is the gateway to boating or charter fishing. Our two sandy beaches are great for walking, launching a kayak, or even a brisk swim. Bike, hike, or bird on the 37 - mile Interurban Trail, which runs right through town. Or grab a bench in one of our lakefront parks to relax, and just watch the ever-changing lake. Our downtown and lakefront are also home to many festivals and events through the year, including a year - round farmers market. We do know how to have a good time!

We invite you to visit Port Washington, and see why we are an award-winning Main Street community. If you are considering relocating, or are scouting out a potential business opportunity, we think you will find the community here supportive and welcoming - truly your home Port. Whatever brings you to Port Washington, we know you will love our people, our amenities, our quality of life.

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