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2018 Sturgeon Bay Rotary Shipyard Tours
May 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
On May 5th, 2018, the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay presents the 25th Annual Sturgeon Bay Shipyard Tours. For one day only, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Centerpoint Yacht Services will be open to the public for a first-hand look at the shipbuilding industry. The Sturgeon Bay West Side will be filled with opportunities for maritime lovers to explore and learn about shipbuilding, as well as tour working tugs and boats.
Returning this year are the popular tours of the 140-foot US Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay. Located at Graham park in Sturgeon Bay, these tours will be available on Saturday from 9am-2pm. An Emergency Rescue Boat and Sturgeon Bay Police Boat will also be on site and available for tours. These three tours are free of change.
The Shipyard Tours aren’t the only draw for maritime lovers to visit Sturgeon Bay’s west side that weekend. Show your Shipyard Tour ticket, and you will also receive half off admission at the Door County Maritime Museum and tours of their tug, John Purves, on both Saturday and Sunday. The USCG 41-footer will also be available at the DCMM for tours (CLARIFY WHICH DAYS/TIMES) On Saturday from 9am-2pm you can speak with representatives who will be stationed by the Selvick tugs and available to speak with visitors. That day, the Fred A Busse (Chicago Fireboat) will be open FREE of charge to tour from 9 am until 2 pm. At 2:30 pm the Fred A Busse will be taking paying guests on a 90-minute cruise.
Award-winning artist Lee Radkte will also be at the DCMM both Saturday and Sunday from 11am-2pm signing prints and postcards of his paintings. Radtke’s critically acclaimed maritime art will be on display at the Door County Maritime Museum March 9 – May 31, 2018. His oil paintings capture the ships at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, as well as the tugs in Sturgeon Bay.
Two busses will be available to shuttle guests between the three primary locations: Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, Centerpointe Yacht Services and the Door County Maritime Museum. The Shipbuilding Tours take around an hour, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Parking for these events is available along Third Avenue by Fincatieri Bay Shipbuilding; at First Avenue near Centerpoint Yacht Services; and at the Door County Maritime Museum.
Tickets will be available before the event at the Door County Maritime Museum and at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center. You can also purchase tickets the day of the event at all three locations. Ticket prices are $15 per adult and $6 for students ages 11-17. Guests ages ten and under are free.
- May 5, 2018
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Sturgeon Bay