Tickets are now on sale for the Museum’s annual Wooden Boat Raffle!

The master craftsmen of the DCMM wooden boatbuilding workshop have finished the 2021/2022 class project – a 16’ Merlin rowboat. This one-of-a-kind, easy-to-row boat could be yours, if you’re the lucky raffle winner! Our volunteer instructors Jerry McNamara, David Morgan and Bob Schottmuller selected the rowboat design, and students spent more than 1,500 hours building the vessel using mahogany marine plywood and ash, with some surprise decorative pieces, and a rich maroon color!

Purchase tickets, and you’re helping the Museum support and pass down this maritime craft and skills to upcoming generations. Tickets for chances to win the boat (and trailer!) are sold for $20 each or 3 for $50. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold for this boat!

The 16′ Merlin is regularly on display in the first floor lobby at the Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. The boat is scheduled to make appearances at events during the 2022 festival season, including Baileys Harbor July 4th celebration, Sturgeon Bay Sidewalk Sales, Fall Fest in Sister Bay, and more! The winning tickets will be drawn Saturday, October 15 at 3pm, at Sister Bay’s Fall Festival. (Winners need not be present to win.)

Each year, DCMM hosts a wooden boatbuilding class, keeping alive the traditional maritime craft. Aspiring boat builders have an opportunity to learn firsthand skills of the age-old craft of building wooden boats. The class is open to beginners and experienced woodworkers, and includes about 25 days of instruction from October through May.


In between the following events: Wooden boat on display in Sturgeon Bay Museum lobby; tickets on sale at admission desk throughout summer;

July 3-4: Baileys Harbor July 4th Celebration
July 28:
 Sturgeon Bay Sidewalk Sales 
August 5-7: Classic & Wooden Boat Show at the Museum in Sturgeon Bay
September 3-4: Marina Fest, Sister Bay
September 17: Harvest Fest, Sturgeon Bay
September 24: Autumn Fest, Baileys Harbor
October 8: Pumpkin Patch, Egg Harbor
October 14-15: Fall Fest, Sister Bay – raffle winner drawing