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 15ft Adirondack Guide boat this year.
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: 15ft Adirondack Guide boat
This year’s boatbuilding project is a 15’ Adirondack guide boat. Debuting in the 19th century, Adirondack guide boats were built for speed. They are still widely acknowledged as the fastest fixed seat rowboats ever built. While guide boats resemble canoes they are rowed instead of paddled, are capable of carrying more weight and are famous for winning countless open ocean races
1st Prize: From Wulf Bros., a lighthouse-themed heavy-gauge campfire ring
Over 50 Additional Prizes! Tickets can be purchased at most Door County Festivals this summer or by contacting us at 920-743-5958. Tickets also available at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay.
Purchase Tickets at the Following Events:
June 16 Fyr Ball
July 4 Baileys Harbor 4th of July Parade
July 4 Egg Harbor 4th of July Parade
July 26 Sidewalk Sales
July 28 Annual Art and Craft Fair and Tractor Show
July 28 Carlsville Days Parade
August 11-12 Classic & Wooden Boat Festival
August 25 Washington Island BBQ
September 1-2 Sister Bay Marina Fest
September 15 Harvest Festival
September 22 Baileys Harbor Autumn Fest
October 6-7 Pumpkin Patch Festival (Raffle Drawing on 10/7)
2018 Raffle Prizes Donated By:
Apple Valley Lanes
Artist: Linda Silvasi-Kelly
Baileys 57 Gas Station
Bay Shore Outfitters
Bea’s Ho-made Products
Blacksmith Clothing Co.
Blue Dolphin House
Artist: Connie Glowacki
Harbor Ridge Winery
Jacksonport Craft Cottage
Nor Door Sport of Sturgeon Bay
O’Meara’s Irish House
On Deck Clothing Co.
Sister Bay Bowl
Square Rigger Lodge
Tannenbaum Holiday Shop
The Boathouse on the Bay
The Orchards Golf Course
Uncle Tom’s Newport School Candy
White Cottage Red Door
White Gull Inn
Wisconsin Cheese Masters
Wulf Brothers, Inc.
Harbor Fish Market
Main Street Market
Peninsula State Park Golf Course
Starbucks – Green Bay
Rowleys Bay Resort
Stone’s Throw Winery
2017 Raffle Winners
Congratulations to last 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!