Door County Maritime Museum Included in Wisconsin’s Schooner Coast

Wisconsin’s Schooner Coast, a new tourist destination that offers 60 miles of maritime experiences, recently launched with the release of its “Schooner Coast Savings Passport.”

The passport is available at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay or the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, and in addition to guiding visitors along the Schooner Coast, the passport offers a host of special discounts at bed & breakfasts, waterfront hotels, shops, and small-town diners and restaurants up and down the coast. It also contains a Family Treasure Hunt.

The tour of the coast follows Highway 42 as it hugs Lake Michigan through Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Kewaunee and Algoma. From Algoma, visitors take Highway S to Highway U to continue along the shoreline and into Sturgeon Bay.

The Schooner Coast includes one WWII submarine, two tugboats, five rivers that offer opportunities for fishing, kayaking and canoeing, seven lighthouses, dozens of shipwrecks, numerous parks and beaches and the state’s two largest maritime museums that anchor the south and north ends.

Door County Maritime Museum, marking the northern end of the tour, is located at 120 N. Madison Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. For more information on the museum call 920.743.5958 or visit

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