Sturgeon Bay Designated A “Coast Guard City”

The naming of the City of Sturgeon Bay as a “Coast Guard City” is a very special designation. Bob Desh of the Door County Maritime Museum, himself a former Coast Guard officer, says the number of cities that fall into that category are few and far between. In fact, Desh says it takes an act of Congress to receive the designation…

Desh says a celebration is planned in honor of Sturgeon Bay’s new status…

The city’s relationship with the U.S. Coast Guard extends to one of the service agency’s vessels. The 140-foot Coast Guard cutter ”Sturgeon Bay” was commissioned in 1988. It is homeported in Bayonne, New Jersey.

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