Paramount Music Festival

The Paramount Music Festival was held September 1-3, 2017 at Coal Dock Park in Port Washington, Wisconsin.  With 25 performances over three days the festival drew artists and music lovers from all over. Paramount Music Festival 2017 Featured Artists Lil Davy Max Matthew Curry Marquise Kno Greg Koch/Marshall Trio with special guests Billy Flynn & Jim Liban Saturday Cathy Grier Joe Filisko & Eric Noden Alex Wilson Davy Knowles Shemekia Copeland Chicago Blues Legends celebrate Paramount Records with: Billy…

Read More »

Homecoming 2016 – Port Washington Pirates

Port Washington homecoming parade 2016

Homecoming in Port Washington for 2016 took place October 14th.  After a week full of fun events at local schools, the Homecoming Parade signified the beginning of the Friday evening events; the parade, a tailgate party at the High School and of course, the Friday night football game. Here’s photos from the parade.

Read More »

Fish Day Morning – 2016

Fish Day morning sunrise by James Meyer Photography

The 2016 edition of Port Washington’s Fish Day began with a magnificent sunrise which filled and already busy marina with a warm golden glow.  Visitors from near and far flock to what is billed as the Worlds Largest One Day Outdoor Fish Fry.  The very first Fish Day, August 21, 1965 featured deep-fried fish and chips, beer and soda which is pretty much the menu for the current version of Fish Day. Enjoy the view from the marina Download…

Read More »

Port Washington Marina in July

The view of the Port Washington marina from Rotary Park

I found myself out and about very early this morning.  Late last night thunderstorms pushed through the area.  When I awoke at 3am my dog, like many dogs, was panting and pacing and showing his dislike for the thunder and lightening.  By about 4am the storms had pushed out and a slow clearing of the clouds began.  I had hoped there would be breaks in the clouds at sunrise which was at 5:20am.  Shortly after 5:00am I headed to…

Read More »

Strawberry Moon

Full moon arives June 20, 2016 featuring the iconic Port Washington WI lighthouse

The 2016 June full moon, also knows as the Strawberry Moon occurred on June 20th which was also the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Moon rise was 8:37pm with sunset occurring right about the same time, at 8:36pm I choose to photograph the moonrise from the familiar surroundings of the Port Washington Marina.  Based upon the relative location of the moonrise and it’s proximity to the iconic art deco lighthouse, I knew I could get both…

Read More »

Pirate Fest in Port Washington 2016

Pirate Fest returned to Port Washington after a several year absence.  Held June 3-5, 2016 the event featured pirate reenactments, knife and axe throwing, musket shooting, and of course, food and drink.  For the kids, there was a bouncy house.  Vendors lined several sections of the marina with a wide selection of eclectic goodies to browse and buy. The picturesque Port Washington Marina provided the perfect backdrop for the festival.  For those wanting to get off land, the tall…

Read More »

Huge Waves on Lake Michigan

Huge waves on Lake Michigan by James Meyer

Huge waves on Lake Michigan were pounding the breakwater in Port Washington WI. On a late February day a blizzard hit the eastern side of Lake Michigan bringing snow to Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.  Wisconsin was on the northern and westerly edge of the blizzard and escaped the snow.  Winds were very strong out of the northeast gusting into the 45-50pmg range for much of the day. These winds whipped Lake Michigan into a frothing frenzy, which crashed…

Read More »

Sunrise at Negative Six

Sunrise January 18 2016 by James Meyer Photography

Wow!  Arctic Steam Fog! That about sums up the sunrise on the Port Washington, WI. breakwater this morning.  The cold, arctic air pushed the temperatures well below zero.  At those temperatures the “steam fog” rising from the lake is really thick.  As easy as it might be to enjoy from the comfort of a warm vehicle, nothing, in my opinion, compares to the experience of being “out there in the elements”. The breakwater is composed of several segments.  The…

Read More »