Bob Perlewitz Honored for Tug John Purves

The Historic Naval Ships Association has presented its Ship Maintenance, Preservation, Exhibition Award to Bob Perlewitz for his work and leadership in the restoration of the Tug John Purves, now moored at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay.

Perlewitz was presented his plaque at a reception Wednesday evening, Nov. 11, at the museum where a citation from the Association’s President William Tunnell Jr. was read recognizing Perlewitz for his “incredible dedication, determination and perseverance” in donating more than 14,000 hours during the five years of the tug’s restoration.