Books from Black River Press

Lake Michigan: The Wisconsin Shore

It's the perfect gift... from home!

You'll love this 104-page glossy hardcover book! It includes wonderful photographs of life along the Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan. Sunrises, sailboats, surfers, freighters, fishing boats, wildlife, lighthouses and other breathtaking pictures...the Milwaukee skyline at night, autumn at Kenosha Sand Dunes, the view from Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park, scenes from Point Beach and Kohler-Andrae State Parks, colorful skies at Two Rivers Kite Festival, craggy bluffs at Lion's Den Nature Preserve, Door County scenes and more. Printed in the USA.

What people are saying...

"After spending just a few minutes with the book this morning, I felt like I had been on a vacation to Wisconsin. It brought me right back to childhood."

"My son received his book and called me right away. He was so happy to see the pictures that reminded him of home... Thanks for helping me find the perfect gift."

"The book is a knockout. I could not put it down until I had looked at every page and read each caption."


Now On Sale!

$25 plus tax. Free shipping!

A percentage of the proceeds is donated to a
Great Lakes non-profit organization.

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Available at these retail locations:

Cedarburg / Port Washington

Cedarburg Art Museum, W63 N675 Washington Ave, Cedarburg

Craft Books & Brews, 317 N. Franklin St, Port Washington


Door County and scenic Hwy 42

Good Tidings Nautical /Steele St. Floral, Algoma

Maxwell's House, Hwy 42, Egg Harbor

The Lighthouse Shop, Hwy 42, Kewaunee

Northern Territory, 20-24 S. Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay

Schroeder's Department Store, downtown Two Rivers

Wisconsin Maritime Museum,ᅠ Manitowoc


Elkhart Lake

Enchanted Florals, 141 East Rhine St


Fond du Lac

The Plaid Squirrel, N1866 US Hwy 151, near Brothertown


Green Bay / DePere

Seroogy's Chocolates, 784 Willard Dr., Green Bay, just off Holmgren Way near JC Penney. Also 144 N. Wisconsin St, DePere



The Emporium Gift Shop at the American Club

Wisconsin Trader – Shops at Woodlake



MOD GEN, 211 N. Broadway St, in the heart of the 3rd Ward

The Waxwing, 1800 E. North Ave


Book Heads, 214 E. Mill St

Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E Mill St

Seranya Studios Art Boutique, The Hob Coffee Shop, 1611 Eastern Ave

Wreath Factory Garden Center, N6625 Highway 57



Milaeger's, 4838 Douglas Ave

Northern Lights Gallery, 423 Main St



Aras Beks & Pottiers, South Pier Dr

Baux (, Sheboygan gifts online

Blue Harbor Resort & Spa, South Pier Dr

John Michael Kohler Arts Center ARTspace, downtown

Lucy's Roost - 618 Michigan Ave

Maywood Environmental Park Ecology Store

Nest Home Store, 823 N. 8th St

Revive Salon & Spa, 817 New York Ave

Sheboygan Chamber of Commerce, 621 S. 8th St

Sheboygan Historical Museum, 3110 Erie Ave

TLC Casuals, 635 Riverfront Dr

Urban Artique, 923 N. 8th St


Online gift services

Baux -, Sheboygan gifts!

Corporate gift giving and recruiting new employees
If you’re in the service industry, staying top-of-mind with your clients is important. The book is a unique way to thank your customers, employees and vendors. It's a great way to recruit new employees to the area as it illustrates the beauty of living by the lake.

Opportunity to sell the book in your store
We are currently seeking gift shops, book stores, galleries and museums that would like to sell this great souvenir. For pricing and more, call (920) 452-4469.

A few images from the book:

Photo credits:  Ron Klunk - Spectacular Backlit Wave, Coal Boat; Aaron C. Jors - Manitowoc Lighthouse; Matt Moeller - Sunrise Fishing, Tugboat; Sandy Barnick - Denis Sullivan; John Dankwardt - Fisherman's Net, Snowy Owl, Surfer; Lisa Lehmann - Driftwood Sunrise, Cairn, Deer and header images on this site; Sandy Kwas - Wind Point Lighthouse, Lady Slipper.  All images @Copyright by the photographers. All rights reserved.

The photographers:

Lisa Lehmann

Sandy Kwas

Aaron C. Jors

Matt Moeller

Images not available:

Sandy Barnick

Dan Armstrong

Ron Klunk

John Dankwardt

Steve Back

About "Lake Michigan: The Wisconsin Shore"

Photographer Lisa Lehmann was inspired to put this book together a few years ago after capturing a scene of white-tailed deer running through the shallow waters of Lake Michigan. As she met other photographers in the Sheboygan area, she came across wonderful images of life along the shore that should be shared with others. Like Sandy Barnick’s pictures taken while crewing on the tall ship Denis Sullivan as it made its way into the harbor at sunset. One photograph in particular spurred her to take action on the idea... a friend from the local camera club, Ron Klunk, mailed a photo to Lisa and when she saw "Spectacular Backlit Wave" she knew it was time to create a book specifically featuring the cities along the Wisconsin shore. A call for images was sent out to 20 local photographers. Many were submitted, and the ones you see in the book are the best and some of those are serendipitous, once-in-a-lifetime images! The photographers hope that seeing the pictures will bring your memories of the lake to life, and inspire you visit it more often. As a friend put it, "the book blends the beauty of the lake with respect of nature." Thank you for visiting!


For more information about Black River Press, call (920) 452-4469 or email