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Door County Maritime Museum Announces Annual Wooden Boat Raffle

June 26, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the Door County Maritime Museum’s annual Wooden Boat Raffle. The Grand Prize of the raffle is the hand-built 16’ St. Lawrence River Skiff, produced by the Museum’s Wooden Boatbuilding instructors and class participants. The beautiful wooden boat comes with hand-turned oars, as well as a trailer generously provided by … continue reading

DCMM Launches Educational Programming Partnerships

May 14, 2019

The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) is pleased to launch several new programs in the coming weeks designed to engage with local school districts and share our collective maritime history with all area K-12 students. This month, the Museum is partnering with Luxemburg-Casco Intermediate School to start an ongoing project to display maritime artwork created … continue reading

Cana Island and Baileys Harbor Range Lights Celebrate 150th Anniversaries

Two of Door County’s most recognizable lighthouses – both built in 1869 – celebrate their 150th anniversaries in 2019: the Cana Island Lighthouse and the Baileys Harbor Range Lights. A community-wide celebration of the sesquicentennial of these two iconic sentinels of the Great Lakes will take place throughout 2019 in the town of Baileys Harbor. On … continue reading

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Tugboat John Purves

April 17, 2019

The entire Door County community is invited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the historic tug John Purves at 11am on Wednesday, May 1,2019 at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. The event will include the US Army Color Guard, the national anthem sung by Southern Door High School sophomore Brianna Partyka, birthday … continue reading

DCMM Properties Open for the Season

The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) is pleased to announce that the tugboat John Purves in Sturgeon Bay, the Death’ Door Maritime Museum in Gills Rock, and the Cana Island Lighthouse in Baileys Harbor are all open for the 2019 season as of Wednesday, May 1st. Built in 1919 as the Butterfield, the John Purves has been … continue reading

DCMM Presenting at CAMM Conference

The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) is a proud member of the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM), an association of more than 80 institutions working toward the preservation and interpretation of North America’s maritime heritage. The 2019 CAMM Annual Conference is being held April 24-27 at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc. DCMM is … continue reading