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Smelters gather for last hurrah at favorite Milwaukee lakefront site

By: Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

While many people turned their sights skyward at sunset last Tuesday to view an uncommon alignment of Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury and Uranus, a gathering just as rare and far less heralded was forming along the Milwaukee harbor.

Here, on the public waterfront on Jones Island, smelt fishers congregated to try their luck.

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