“Milwaukee Water Bus Tour with John Gurda” was one of the Water Week events presented by the City of Milwaukee and its partners, to recognize all the public, private, and non-profit efforts underway to make Milwaukee a Water Centric City.
The 22 mile route covered more than two hundred years of history, following the waterways that the communities and industries of Milwaukee grew around. From the shore of Lake Michigan, to the Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and Kinnickinnic River, water was a necessity for every aspect of Milwaukee life.
“It was this conjunction of three Rivers at the lakefront that put Milwaukee on the map. We are here, Milwaukee exists, because of water. It is just that simple.” – John Gurda
Extended Coverage of Milwaukee Water Week includes articles, photo essays, and interactive location mapping:
- Milwaukee Water Week highlights Water Centric City initiative
- Research Vessel Neeskay: A vital tool for Great Lakes study
- Photo Essay: Cheers to being a water centric city
- Beers with the Mayor wraps up a successful Water Week
- Map: A City Built Around Water
- John Gurda hosts tour celebrating Milwaukee as a city built on water
Learn more about the Water Centric City of Milwaukee