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Children use maritime imagery to spur creative writing

STURGEON BAY – About 40 fourth grade students from Sunrise Elementary School in Sturgeon Bay had their creative juices kicked into high gear recently, after learning about freighters, tugboats and the U.S. Coast Guard from people who lived in that maritime world.

The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay hosted a creative maritime writing program bringing together speakers and the students on Thursday and Friday. The focus of the project at the end, each student chose one of 22 images from the newly-opened Steve Reinke photo exhibition to reflect or create a story about one of the sofa-sized photos. The museum’s volunteer photographer’s prints were of the giant freighters, mighty tugboats and diligent Coast Guard vessels navigating the Sturgeon Bay Canal during the past few years. He died last year.

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Climbing aboard a 1,000-foot ship in Sturgeon Bay

STURGEON BAY (WLUK) — The vessels that have harbored for the winter in Sturgeon Bay are quite a sight to behold, and have attracted the eye of many local residents. Today, Justin Steinbrinck received a rare opportunity to come aboard one of these massive ships to learn more about their use and time in the Great Lakes, as well as hear all about the importance of their connection to Sturgeon Bay.

We were joined by representatives from Ficantieri Bay Shipbuilding, a local historian and photographer who has had the opportunity to take images of the vessels to be remembered into the future, as well as members of the Door County Maritime Museum.

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11-story maritime tower features interactive exhibits

, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, May 23, 2017

STURGEON BAY – The Door County Maritime Museum’s campaign to raise funds to build an 11-story tower has exceeded the halfway point. More than $2.3 million of the $4.3 million budgeted for the project has been raised, said Bill Harder, president of the museum’s board of directors.

“The museum is ready to take a major leap forward with an exciting new initiative expanding its Sturgeon Bay facility with a spectacular 10-story addition and observation deck filled with state-of-the-art exhibits for all ages,” Harder said.

Harder spoke to a group of city, government and U.S. Coast Guard officials and community members gathered Monday to celebrate National Maritime Day at the Door County Maritime Museum.
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Class Gives Unique Opportunity To Aspiring BoatbuildersClass Gives Unique Opportunity To Aspiring Boatbuilders

On Fridays and Saturdays, a boat building exhibit at the Door County Maritime Museum comes to life as the centuries-old craft is practiced. Starting last October, Dave Ferguson, Terry Riker, David Morgan, and Jerry McNamara began work on the wooden vessel that takes months to complete before it can be paraded around the county. For the newcomer Riker, it is a unique opportunity to work on his other woodworking skills.

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Hall Packed for Marine Sanctuary Presentation

PENINSULA PULSE-Wisconsin-March 17, 2017

Lee Luft was pleased with the “phenomenal turnout” on a snowy Monday, March 13, for a presentation held at Knudson Hall in Algoma on
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) plan to designate the waters off certain parts of Lake Michigan as a national marine sanctuary.

Luft, a Kewaunee County supervisor, has been leading the charge to include Kewaunee County in the designation. NOAA has two options it is considering – the original plan came from the state of Wisconsin in 2014, which was to designate the waters off of Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties, a 1,075 square mile area that would protect 37 known shipwrecks and a potential of 80 wrecks; alternative B includes Kewaunee County, which would bring the sanctuary up to 1,270 square miles and 38 known shipwrecks and the potential of 95.

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Marine sanctuary plan gains support in Algoma

USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin-March 14, 2017

ALGOMA – The idea of including Door County as part of a proposed Wisconsin-Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary gained support Monday night at a hearing in Algoma.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last fall announced nomination of a more than 1,000 square miles area of Lake Michigan — off Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Manitowoc Counties — as a marine sanctuary. The agency website said the designation would, “conserve nationally significant shipwrecks and related maritime heritage resources in Wisconsin.”

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USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin – July 13, 2016

Siblings Kayla and Matthew Overman were hunting Pokemon using the Pokemon Go app Monday night. They stopped in front of the Door County Advocate to catch a Pokemon with their father Larry Overman before going to dinner at Brick Lot on Third Avenue. (Photo: Samantha Hernandez/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

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Sean Peterson wooden boat builder - Peterson Built. Building hand made wooden boats and paddle boards. Photo by Len Villano.

Sean Peterson wooden boat builder – Peterson Built. Building hand made wooden boats and paddle boards. Photo by Len Villano.

Wooden Watercraft

Door County Living –

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Maritime Tower Project Receives State Approval



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FOX 11 NEWS – May 23, 2016

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Door County Daily – May 21, 2016

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Door County TODAY – May 16, 2016

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Three Door Co. Organizations Receive Tourism Grants

Wisconsin Department of Tourism – May 16, 2016

View pdf Article Here: 2016.05.16 JEM Tourism Grants

Griffon Wreck

Program on the Griffon’s Mysterious Disappearance March 3

Door County TODAY – March 1, 2016

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Amy PaulAmy Paul Named Acting Executive Director at DCMM

Door County TODAY – February 1, 2016

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Visiting the Door County Maritime MuseumFree Admission for Kids on Sunday’s at Maritime Museum

Door County TODAY – January 22, 2016

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Lighthouse LensExhibit Spotlights Tower Campaign; Fitzgerald Exhibit Now Open Daily

Door County TODAY – January 14, 2016

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FitzgeraldBluhm: Fitzgerald wreck lives in history – November 3, 2015

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Santa on the Tug John PurvesDoor County Maritime Museum’s Festival of the Trees Begins Nov. 14

Door County TODAY – November 3, 2015

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DCMM TowerMaritime Museum Unveils 11-Story Tower Fundraising Campaign

Pulse Picks – October 8, 2015

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Door County Maritime Museum Tower RenderingDoor County Maritime Museum Tower Project Could Attract Up To 30,000 Visitors

Door County Daily – October 3, 2015

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DCMM Tower RenderingSturgeon Bay museum wants to build 11-story tower

Fox 11 News – September 30, 2015

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Door Count LighthouseTaste of Lighthouse Festival Being Offered in Early October

Door County TODAY – September 4, 2015

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Sikaflex challengeRain Does Not Damper Sikaflex Challenge

Door County Daily – August 8, 2015

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Friends Of The Door County Parks Present Cana Island Lighthouse County Park

Door County Daily – August 7, 2015

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Coast Guard BoatMaritime Museum Dedicates Utility Boat 41410

Door County Daily – August 4, 2015

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“Sea Dogs” Exhibit At Door County Maritime Museum Adding Photo Contest

Door County Daily – June 28, 2015

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DCMM Augmented Reality

Gills Rock Maritime Museum site manager Adam Gronke demonstrates the museum’s new Augmented Reality technology.

Gills Rock Museum Adds Interactive Technology To Offerings

Peninsula Pulse – June 26, 2015

Hear a true fisherman’s tale at Gills Rock Maritime Museum’s ‘Hope’ display.

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Door County LighthouseDoor County Lighthouse Festival No Match For Mother Nature

Door County Daily – June 16, 2015

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Death's DoorCruisin’ Death’s Door – June 3 2015

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Death’s Door, interactive tech at DCMM in Gills Rock – May 26, 2015

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Coast Guard BoatLast USCG Boat Placed in Front of Door County Maritime Museum

Door County TODAY – May 19, 2015

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Seadogs Exhibit

Kodiak, another sea dog who will be featured in Door County Maritime Museum’s upcoming exhibit, Sea Dogs. Photos submitted by Door County Maritime Museum.

Maritime Museum Celebrates Canines of the Sea

PENINSULA PULSE – May 15, 2015

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DCMM brings salty tails for ‘Sea Dogs’ – May 12, 2015

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At the Galleries: Door County galleries and museums – May 12, 2015

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Sikuliaq Art Exhibit Heads To Door County

UW Marinette – May 8, 2015

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Sea Dogs Exhibit‘Sea Dogs’ Opening at Door County Maritime Museum

Door County TODAY – May 8, 2015

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Cana Island Lighthouse ConstructionCana Island Opening Delayed

Door County TODAY – May 1, 2015

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Maritime Museum Exhibit Grant

DCMM Sea Dogs Exhibit $20,000

Two Door County Organizations Receive Over $35,000 in Tourism Grants

Wisconsin Department of Tourism – April 16, 2015

Photo: Warren Bluhm/Door County Advocate

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Golden Hearts celebrate volunteerism – April 25, 2015

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Tours Resume of the Tug John Purves

Door County Today – March 27, 2015

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Free Admission to Door County Maritime Museum

Peninsula Pulse – March 6, 2015

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