Door County Maritime Museum Exhibit

The “Sufficient For Life Saving” exhibit opens to the general public at the Door County Maritime Museum’s Reddin Room Tuesday. Created by the US Life Saving Heritage Association, this fascinating & fun exhibit chronicles the work of the board of Life Saving Appliances & the many outlandish life saving tools they reviewed in the late 1800’s. The life saving service played an essential role in the rich maritime history of the Door Peninsula. With life saving stations at Sturgeon Bay, Baileys Harbor & Plum Island, the service was responsible for rescuing hundreds of sailors wrecked along the peninsula’s coast. In 1915, the life saving service & the US Revenue Cutter service merged to form the US Coast Guard. The Coast Guard station in Sturgeon Bay is still housed in the original life saving station. The “Sufficient For Life Saving” exhibit is part of Maritime Week in Sturgeon Bay, an event that salutes the US Coast Guard.

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