Door County Maritime Museum Celebrates National Maritime Day May 22

The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay will host a National Maritime Day Celebration May 22. The celebration will recognize local maritime industries, reiterate the museum’s mission to be a beacon of maritime education for the community, announce the Maritime Tower’s homestretch fundraising efforts and will be the opportunity for the public to hear from and talk to guardians of the maritime future.

National Maritime Day is celebrated to recognize the national economic and environmental benefits of the maritime industries. The celebration at the museum will be not only to celebrate the day on a national level but also on a local level. The ceremony will include a formal Color Guard, singing of the national anthem, short presentations from Captain Amy Cocanour, U.S. Coast Guard Ninth District; a representative from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Jennifer Garner, a representative from Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s office; a representative of the recreational boating industry and several more. The museum board will also provide a brief overview of the museum’s Maritime Tower visionary contribution to the public’s maritime enlightenment and is extending to all who attend free tours of the Door County Maritime Museum and tugboat John Purves directly following the event.

The official ceremony is free to the public and will be held at the Door County Maritime Museum at 10 am. For more information, call 920.743.5958 or visit


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