Maritime on Madison in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay’s greater west side and the city’s maritime heritage will be celebrated with a new event on Saturday. Amanda Thuss of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center says the annual event in Sturgeon Bay’s west side business district has changed its focus and is now, “Maritime on Madison”… Amanda says the new event fits in well with the other Saturday activities in Sturgeon Bay… “Maritime … Continue reading

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Special Dedication Held for Coast Guard Boat Exhibit

It was a picture-perfect Door County day Tuesday as elements of the US Coast Guard joined forces with representatives of the City of Sturgeon Bay, family, friends and visitors at the dedication of a 41-foot utility boat that had been a work horse for the service agency for four decades. Now the CG 41410 has a new mission as an exhibit on the grounds of … Continue reading

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Road Work on County D to Begin Wednesday

A road construction project on County Trunk D, near County XC, in southern Door County is scheduled to get underway Wednesday. Door County Highway Commissioner John Kolodziej says the work will consist of pulverizing the existing roadway surface, re-grading and compacting the gravel base, and, resurfacing with a new hot mix asphalt surface. The project will be completed under traffic with occasional lane closures as … Continue reading

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WPS Ahead of Schedule on Power Restoration After Sunday Storm

Anticipating that storms could impact its customers in northeast Wisconsin, WPS mobilized its crews in order to respond to anticipated power outages. Lisa Prunty, the utilities’ manager of public relations, says crews are sent to areas of perceived need. Once there, Prunty says they evaluate how they will attack the problem… Prunty says it appears that the power outages affecting public service customers will be … Continue reading

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Sunday Storm Leaves Power Outages and Downed Trees in Door County

A storm packing high winds and heavy rain blew through Door County late Sunday afternoon, leaving downed trees and power outages in its wake. Luckily, no injuries were reported. The storm quickly grew in intensity and affected most of northern Door County including locations like Ephraim, Sister Bay Jacksonport and Egg Harbor. At one time, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation was reporting that as many as … Continue reading

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Maritime Week Awards To Be Presented Monday

As part of the Maritime Week observance in Sturgeon Bay, the 2015 “Mariner Award” and the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard “Person of the Year” selection will be announced at a presentation dinner Monday evening at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. The nominees for the Mariner Award are Pat Haggerty, Mike Kelsey, Sr., John Purves and Pat O’Hern. The Coast Guard “Person of the Year” award … Continue reading

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SBPD Investigating Vehicle Theft

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is investigating the report of a stolen vehicle, taken from an east side location overnight.Shortly after 6AM Thursday, an officer was dispatched to a home on Delaware Street and was told that the 1998 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pickup truck had been parked in front of the residence. The vehicle was unlocked and the keys were inside. Anyone who believes … Continue reading

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Shipwreck Near Sturgeon Bay Entered into Historic Register

Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Historical Society announced that the wreck of the car ferry Lakeland was entered into the National and State Registers of Historic Places. The vessel went down in Lake Michigan, six miles east of the Sturgeon Bay ship canal in 1924. She lies upright in about 200 feet of water. Built in 1887, the Lakeland carried a cargo of cars and … Continue reading

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Door County Fair is Wednesday Through Sunday

It’s hard to believe, but the Door County Fair is upon us and John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay is expected to be a very busy place through Sunday. Wednesday traditionally kicks off the annual event with “midway fun night.” Admission is $10 for those who want try the rides. Those who don’t care for rides get in for $5. The tip top shows … Continue reading

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Discover Wisconsin Beer & Brat Garden Tour Coming to Sturgeon Bay

Discover Wisconsin and Sprecher Brewing Company are bringing the “Discover Wisconsin Beer and Brat Garden Tour,” a mobile beer garden experience, to Sturgeon Bay, starting on Friday. Martin Park will be home for the traveling beer garden through Thursday, August 6th. The garden then moves to Madison Avenue on the west side of the city on August 7th to participate in the inaugural Maritime on … Continue reading

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