Life on the Lake
In October 2015, NOAA announced its intent to designate a new national marine sanctuary to help conserve nationally-significant shipwrecks and related maritime heritage resources in Wisconsin.
Once you learn to sail, join the Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan (SEAS). Get access to a world-class facility on one of the finest harbors on the Great Lakes.
Don’t visit Sheboygan without visiting Lake Michigan! Sheboygan Youth Sailing Center (SYSC) has classes for youth and adults, as well as private lessons and visitor experiences.
One of the best ways to get on the water is SUP, or standup paddle boarding. You can paddle any waterway with these in different conditions – inland flat water, rivers, surf and even yoga.
Known as the “Fresh Water Surf Capital of the World,” Sheboygan juts out five miles into the lake, and when winds of 20-25 mph blow from the northeast or west southwest, incredible waves are sculpted from the surface water.
Just one of the many ships that are said to be at the bottom of the lake near Sheboygan, the Lottie Cooper was discovered during the construction of the marina and she has been re-assembled at Deland Park, right along the Lakefront.