Group Has Raised $150,000 to Save Grain Elevator

A group that wants to save the 116-year old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront says it has the funding in hand to pay for stabilizing the structure which is currently under a demolition order issued by Fire Chief Tim Dietman. As reported this week, Chief Dietman believes the structure is unstable and could collapse. He has given the city 30 days to … Continue reading

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Pilot Error Leads to Belly Landing at Ephraim Gibraltar Airport

It was a routine landing except for one thing, the pilot forgot to put down landing gear as his aircraft was landing at the Ephraim/Gibraltar Airport Thursday afternoon. Luckily, no one was injured when the Cessna 182 airplane skidded across the runway at about 4:18PM. The plane, carrying four passengers, had flown from Madison to Washington Island without incident and was landing in Ephraim as … Continue reading

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Hotel Developer’s Claim Denied by City Council

After discussing the matter in closed session, the Sturgeon Bay City Council voted to deny a claim filed by developer Bob Papke in connection with a proposed hotel on the city’s west side waterfront. The property, which has been embroiled in a dispute between a friends group, the city and its Waterfront Redevelopment Authority, has already been the subject of two court cases and is … Continue reading

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New Contract Awarded To Bay Shipbuilding

Fincantieri/Bay Shipbuilding has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build an articulated tug barge or A.T.B. for delivery in late 2017. The contract, recently signed by the Fincantieri Marine Group, includes an option for a second A.T.B. unit to potentially be delivered in 2018. Todd Thayse, vice-president and general manager of the shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, says the new contract is good … Continue reading

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