The public is cordially invited to join the Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club and the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Committee in honoring all nominees for the Mariner Award and the Sturgeon Bay Area Coast Guard Person of the Year. There will be an award presentation dinner at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club as well as a social hour.
Presented jointly by the Door County Maritime Museum and Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, the Mariner Award recognizes individuals who have had a significant positive and lasting impact on the Door County maritime community. One living and at least one posthumous award are presented each year. All nominees are recognized and honored during the award ceremony.
The living recipient receives the Mariner Award trophy, a hand-crafted original work by noted Door County wood carver David Frykman. The posthumous award recipients receive special recognition at the dinner and their names are permanently displayed on the Mariner Award plaque that is prominently featured in the upper lobby of the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. The award is intended to be very inclusive, recognizing nominees who have contributed significantly and positively to any segment of the local maritime community.
The Coast Guard Person of the Year and Mariner Award dinner is part of the Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: A Salute to the United States Coast Guard celebration. This unique festival brings together many long-standing annual events along with new and exciting activities to celebrate Sturgeon Bay’s rich maritime heritage and honor local Coast Guard personnel and their families.