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Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week Returns to Sturgeon Bay August 4-12

July 26, 2018

STURGEON BAY MARITIME WEEK RETURNS TO STURGEON BAY AUGUST 4-12 The City of Sturgeon Bay will once again honor its rich maritime heritage with a diverse collection of entertaining and fun-filled events taking place August 4 – August 12. This week-long celebration includes live music, a golf outing, the USCG Person of the Year and … continue reading

USCG Cutter Escanaba & Neah Bay Visit Sturgeon Bay

USCG Cutter Escanaba & Neah Bay Visit Sturgeon Bay Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin — The U.S. Coast Guard cutters Escanaba (WMEC-907) and Neah Bay (WTGB-105) will make port calls in Sturgeon Bay as part of the city’s annual Maritime Week celebration.  Both cutters will open for public tours at times during their visit. Cutter Escanaba will … continue reading

Barge Advance Field School & Open House

July 11, 2018

  Beginning this week (July 13-22, 2018), maritime archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society will be holding a field school in Little Sturgeon, Door County to train avocational archaeologists. The field school is two 4-day courses that will be diving the barge Advance. During this course they will be conducting a Phase II Archaeological Survey, which means creating a to-scale … continue reading

Death’s Door Maritime Museum Renaming and Statue Unveiling Ceremony on July 4

June 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2018 Death’s Door Maritime Museum Renaming and Statue Unveiling Ceremony on July 4 The Death’s Door Maritime Museum will be hosting festivities on July 4, 2018 to celebrate its new innovative name. There will also be a special bronze statue unveiling to honor Northern Door County’s fishing industry and traditions. … continue reading

Participate in the 28th Annual Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2018  Participate in the 28th Annual Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival The Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival is set for August 11 & 12, 2018. Now is the time to make plans to participate in the exciting events – exhibit your boat, compete in the Sikaflex … continue reading

9th Annual Mariner & Coast Guard Awards Dinner – August 7th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2018 9th Annual Mariner & Coast Guard Awards Dinner – August 7th, 2018 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 … continue reading