Press & Media

Recent Media

Press Releases:

October 28, 2020 – DCMM Selects Exhibit General Contractor

July 29, 2020 – Grant Helps To Build Maritime Lighthouse Tower Exhibit

June 29, 2020 – Maritime Lighthouse Tower Topping Off 

October 31, 2019 – Maritime Lighthouse Tower Groundbreaking Announced

October 24, 2019 – The Boldt Company to Build Maritime Lighthouse Tower

October 18, 2019 – Capital Campaign Receives $1 Million Gift


The Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower expansion of the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay has generated a great deal of news media coverage. 

February 19, 2021 – WTHR Indianapolis – Chuck’s Wisconsin Wonderland Adventure: Door County Maritime Museum

February 2021 – The Municipality (League of Wisconsin Municipalities) (Tower image and editorial by Sturgeon Bay Mayor Ward – page 6)

January 12, 2021 – Midwest Living: “What’s New in the Midwest 2021

November 15, 2020 visit from WFRV Local 5 Live, with views from the top of the Tower

November 4, 2020 story from Fox 11 about the Maritime Lighthouse Tower exhibits.

November 4, 2020 story from WFRV about Southern Custom Exhibits.

July 2, 2020 Lighthouse beacon room moved into place (Fox 11)

November 13, 2019 – DCMM Breaks Ground on Maritime Lighthouse Tower (Fox 11)


A brief video on the journey of the recreated Fresnel lens that hangs in the Beacon Room on the Baumgartner Observation level of the Tower.

Drone video of the July 2nd, 2020 Topping Off event with the raising of the Beacon Room structure to the top of the Tower. 

Tower construction time-lapse video.


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