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A Tall ship sailing into the mouth of the Fox River
A Tall ship sailing into the mouth of the Fox River

The Bay of Green Bay is an arm of Lake Michigan. It is located on the south-west coast of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the east coast of Wisconsin. It is separated from the rest of the lake by the Door Peninsula in Wisconsin, the Garden Peninsula in Michigan, and the chain of islands between them. The Bay of Green Bay is some 120 miles long, with a width ranging from about 10 to 20 miles. At the head of the bay is the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, where the Fox River enters the bay. The Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge (formerly known as the Tower Drive bridge) spans the point where the bay ends and the Fox River begins. The bay is navigable by large ships. Image File history File linksMetadata 20040723_Tall_Ships_Boating_08_Small_Web_view. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 20040723_Tall_Ships_Boating_08_Small_Web_view. ... Kaskalot at the 2004 Bristol Harbour festival in England. ... The Fox River is a river in Wisconsin in the United States. ... Sunset on Lake Michigan A different sunset on the lake. ... State nickname: The Wolverine State, The Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Senators Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D) Official language(s) English de-facto Area 96,889 mi² / 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 56,855 mi² / 147,255 km²... State nickname: Badger State Other U.S. States Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Senators Herb Kohl (D) Russ Feingold (D) Official language(s) None Area 169,790 km² (23rd)  - Land 140,787 km²  - Water 28,006 km² (17%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,453,896 (18th)  - Density... The Door Peninsula is a peninsula in northeastern Wisconsin, seperating the Bay of Green Bay from the rest of Lake Michigan. ... County Brown Mayor Jim Schmitt, (R) Congressional Rep. ... The Fox River is a river in Wisconsin in the United States. ...


Unlike many other bays, the bay is officially named after the city, not vice-versa; hence the name Bay of Green Bay.


The bay was named Baie des Puants (literally, "Stinky Bay") during the French regime as attested by many French maps of the 17th and 18th centuries. New France (French: la Nouvelle-France) describes the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534 to the cession of New France to the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1763. ...


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Green Bay, Wisconsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (964 words)
Green Bay is the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
The city of Green Bay is a port on the Bay of Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan.
Green Bay is home to the National Railroad Museum, the Neville Public Museum with exhibitions of art, history, and science, and to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
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