Tom Freeman will be releasing his new photography book
early Spring 2015, featuring 160 images from Vilas & Oneida Counties.
Boathouses in Wisconsin are a piece of history. Tom Freeman's photography book features boathouses from the 1890s through the 1960s.
The most elaborate boathouses also contain living quarters—some rustic and others complete with electricity and plumbing fixtures.
It’s been over 30 years since the State of Wisconsin stopped issuing permits for boathouses.
Boathouses built before December 1979 may now only be repaired within strict guidelines.
Several of the boathouses that appear in Tom's photography book
are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Eventually, many of these boathouses will disappear.