Congratulations to this year’s winners of the 2017 Boat Raffle! The winners are:

Grand Prize Winner: Merlin 16′ Hand-Crafted Rowboat – Rob Edmundson

Second Place Winner: Draeb Jewelers Gold & Diamond Necklace – Jack Schambeau

Click here for a full list of this year’s winners!


Annual Boat Raffle

Each year the museum hosts a wooden boatbuilding class, keeping this maritime tradition alive. Aspiring boat builders have an opportunity to gain firsthand skills in the age-old craft of building wooden boats. The class is open to beginners as well as experienced woodworkers and includes roughly 25 days of instruction between October and May. When the class is finished, the boat they crafted is raffled off for one lucky winner to enjoy.  Volunteer instructors Jerry McNamara, David Morgan and Bob Schottmuller selected the Merlin this year for ability to row, single or double for lots of family fun. 

The proceeds of the boat raffle benefit the museum’s Operating Fund and at the same time offers you a chance to win over 45 incredible prizes. The raffle drawing will be held during Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor over Columbus Day weekend. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available for purchase at our Sturgeon Bay location or at most Door County festivals throughout the summer. 

GRAND PRIZE: This year’s boatbuilding project will be raffled off with the grand prize being the class’s 16’ Merlin rowboat, the museum’s Hull #021. She is laid out for fixed seat rowing but can be adapted to take a sliding seat rig. Built of 6 mm marine grade ply, she weights a bit under 100 pounds. Like her sister, Peregrine, Merlin handles well in open water, boat wakes and such easily. She can also take a small outboard or electric motor on the transom. She can also take a small outboard or electric motor.  Includes brand new boat trailer donated by Skipper Bud’s Quarterdeck Marina in Sturgeon Bay.

FIRST PRIZE: 14ct Yellow Gold & Diamond Necklace donated by Draeb Jewelers.  $1000 Value!

OVER 45 ADDITIONAL PRIZES AVAILABLE!  Tickets can be purchased at most Door County Festivals this summer or contacting us at 920-743-5958.  Tickets also available at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay.

Boat Ticket Sales Schedule:

July 4  Baileys Harbor 4th of July Parade
July 4  Egg Harbor 4th of July Parade
July 9  Belgian Days
July 22  Annual Art and Craft Fair and Tractor Show
July 27  Sail Thru the Avenues
July 29  Carlsville Days Parade
August 12-13  Classic & Wooden Boat Festival
August 26  Washington Island BBQ
September 2-3  Sister Bay Marina Fest
September 16  Harvest Festival
September 23  Baileys Harbor Autumn Fest
October 7  Pumpkin Patch Festival

2017 Raffle Prizes Donated By:

A Decorator’s Gallery
Apple Valley Lanes
Linda Silvasi-Kelly – Artist
Bea’s Ho-made Products
Cinnamon Windmill
Connie Glowacki – Artist
Country Lady
Draeb Jewelers
Ecology Sports
Egg Harbor Fun Park
Grandma Tommy’s 
Grasse’s Grill
Harbor Ridge Winery
Husby’s Food & Spirits
Koepsel’s Farm Market
Made In Britain, Ltd.
The Oilerie
O’Meara’s Irish House
On Deck Clothing Co.
Rowleys Bay Resort
Sister Bay Bowl
Sonny’s Pizzeria
Spot Clothing
Square Rigger Lodge
Stones Throw Winery
TR Pottery
Uncle Tom’s Newport School Candy
Mr Helsinkis
White Gull Inn
Bay Shore Outfitters
Mojo Rosa
Village Café
Pink Bakery
Wi Cheese Masters
Westwood Shores
Newport Resort
Parkwood Lodge
Nor Door Sport of Sturgeon Bay
Nathan Nichols
Harbor Fish Market
Main Street Market
Hat Head
Tannenbaum Shop 
Blacksmith Clothing

Peninsula State Park Golf Course
Red Geranium Rusty Rabbit