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 it. The programs are held the first Thursday of each month November through April beginning at 7:00 pm at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay.
November 2, 2018 Todd Gordon Speaks about the SS Eastland
December 6, 2018 Frederick Stonehouse, “US Life-Saving Service on the Great Lakes”
January 3, 2019 Patrick Forsyth, “Great Lakes Fish”
February 7, 2019 Jake Heffernan, “Lighthouses of Door County”
March 7, 2019 Tom Wenstadt, “Title XI Vessels Built in Door County”
We’re on TV!
See videos of our Maritime Speaker Series on Public Access Cable TV! Selected presentations in the series will be recorded and added to the Sturgeon Bay Public Access TV Online. We will also post the links here:
The Grand Traverse Islands: Our Next National Lakeshore?February 16, 2016
John Bacon, Chair of the Friends of the Grand Traverse Islands. A presentation on this unique area – stretching from Door County, Wisconsin, to Upper Michigan’s Garden Peninsula – and the reasons for protecting it through the creation of a national park.
Richard PurintonNovember 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 IslandMarch 3, 2011
Tim Sweet, of the Friends of Plum & Pilot Islands, discusses current preservation efforts.
FincantieriFebruary 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 SeaJanuary 5, 2011
Guardians of the Inland Sea: Bob Desh gives a brief history of the U.S. Coast Guard on the Great Lakes.