Door County Maritime Museum - Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Annual DCMM Boat Raffle

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. Tickets are $10 for 1, $25 for 3, or a special $100 for 15. 

The 2018 Raffle has concluded, but stay tuned for more information on the upcoming 2019 Raffle!


2018 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

Cinnamon Windmill


Artist: Connie Glowacki

Country Lady

Ecology Sports

Grandma Tommy’s

Grasse’s Grill

Harbor Ridge Winery

Hat Head

Jacksonport Craft Cottage

Nor Door Sport of Sturgeon Bay

The Oilerie

O’Meara’s Irish House

On Deck Clothing Co.

Sister Bay Bowl

Sonny’s Pizzeria

Spot Clothing

Square Rigger Lodge

Tannenbaum Holiday Shop

The Boathouse on the Bay

The Orchards Golf Course

TR Pottery

Uncle Tom’s Newport School Candy

White Cottage Red Door

White Gull Inn

Wisconsin Cheese Masters

Wulf Brothers, Inc.


Mojo Rosa

Village Café

 1923 Fund

Pink Bakery

Harbor Fish Market

Main Street Market

Nathan Nichols

Peninsula State Park Golf Course

Starbucks – Green Bay

Patricia Shoppe

Rowleys Bay Resort

Rusty Rabbit



Shoreline Restaurant

Stone’s Throw Winery


2018 Raffle Winners

Congratulations to Mark Newport, the winner of the Adirondack Guide Boat, the Grand Prize for the 2018 Boat Raffle!

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