The Door County Maritime Museum is offering a limited number of special Nuts & Bolts tours of the Tug John Purves. These small group tours will last approximately 90 minutes and will give guests a chance to learn detail about life aboard the tug and see areas of the historic tugboat not seen on standard tours.
Built in 1919 as the Butterfield, the John Purves has been painstakingly restored and outfitted to take visitors back to the days when she was dressed in Roen Steamship Company colors. Explore the entire 149-foot tug, from engine room to crew cabins, galley and wheelhouse, and get a feel for the daily life of her hard-working 13-man crew. At the end of the tour, one person will be selected to sound the tug whistle!