Port Washington (Wisconsin)

Ozaukee County


Port Washington is a city and the administrative seat of Ozaukee County in the southeast of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. In 2010, Port Washington had 11,250 inhabitants.

The city is located in the metropolitan Milwaukee.

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Port Washington is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, 30 miles north of Milwaukee and about 110 miles north of Chicago.

Culture and sights

Fish Day

Every year on the third Saturday in July, the Fish Day, which is an important event for Port Washington and annually attracts several thousand visitors.


The Catholic Church of St. Mary's Church was built in 1884 and is located at the highest point in the city.

Economy and infrastructure


East of the city Interstate 43 runs from Milwaukee to Sheboygan and Port Washington thus has a very good transport links.


The landmark of Port Washington is the Light Station, which is the lighthouse.

Commercial fishing in the once limitless fishery in Lake Michigan began in the early history of Port Washington.

The Port Washington High School for many years maintains a close exchange program with students from the Joseph-von -Fraunhofer -Gymnasium in Cham ( Bavaria).

The American television series Strong Family ( Original Title: Step by Step ) plays in Port Washington.