The Door County Maritime Museum is making progress in its effort to bring about the construction of a 110 foot observation tower at its facility located on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. Supporters say the ten story tower, if built, would be a “one of a kind” attraction on the great lakes. Museum executive director Bob Desh says the positive recommendation made last week by the city plan commission is a step in the right direction…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/N168.mp3|titles=Bob Desh]
But Desh says, planning is one thing, paying for the lighthouse like tower is another…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/N169.mp3|titles=Bob Desh]
Proponents of the maritime tower idea believe that if it brings visitors to the museum, other business in the area will benefit as well. Before all is said & done, the Sturgeon Bay common council will weigh in on the matter.