Two US Coast Guard cutters will visit the port of Sturgeon Bay in early August to take part in the city’s annual maritime week celebration. During their visit, the Escanaba and Neah Bay will be open for public tours.
The 270-foot Escanaba is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its namesake was sunk while escorting a convoy in 1943. Four of the more than 100-man crew who perished in the waters between Greenland and Newfoundland were from Door County.
The cutter Neah Bay is a 140-foot ice-breaking tug homeported in Cleveland, Ohio. Her missions include icebreaking maritime security, lighthouse maintenance, and, maritime law enforcement.
The US Coast Guard cutter Escanaba is expected in port on Sunday, August 5th. The cutter Neah Bay will arrive a day later.