Door County Maritime Museum - Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Maritime Speaker Series

The Maritime Speaker Series offers an assortment of monthly programs dealing with everything from historical topics to current issues affecting the Great Lakes and the economy that relies on them. The Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series programs are held the first Thursday of each month, November through May, beginning at 7 pm. For 2020, we will host the speakers virtually – Check back soon for the watch info!

Additional support for the Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series is provided by Foremost Resorts, The Lodge at Leathem Smith, Westwood Shores and the Sister Bay Bowl.

2020/2021 Virtual Speaker Series Schedule:

Visit our calendar for speakers and dates

Richard Purinton

November 29, 2011

Richard Purinton, who serves as the CEO for the family-run Washington Island Ferry Line, will present a program about life on Washington Island during the winter months.


Plum & Pilot Island

March 3, 2011

Tim Sweet, of the Friends of Plum & Pilot Islands, discusses current preservation efforts.


Fincantieri

February 3, 2011

Umberto Vianello, Chief Engineering Officer for Fincantieri, presents an overview of one of the world’s largest shipbuilders and its anticipated impact on Wisconsin Shipbuilders.


Guardians of the Inland Sea

January 5, 2011

Guardians of the Inland Sea: Bob Desh gives a brief history of the U.S. Coast Guard on the Great Lakes.