Gills Rock Maritime Museum Opens May 26

The Door County Maritime Museum at Gills Rock will open May 26-28 for Memorial Day weekend. The museum will open daily for the season on June 3 and remain open through Oct. 15. The museum traces the area’s commercial fishing tradition and features a shipwreck and a scuba diving exhibit, including artifacts brought up from the bottom of Lake Michigan. It boasts the wooden fishing tug Hope, built in 1930, and a replica net shed complete with fishing boxes, net reel and other traditional fishing supplies. Visitors have the rare opportunity to explore, inside and out, the 45-foot wooden fishing tug. Recent additions to the museum include the newly restored 1917 Kahlenberg engine as well as the Plum Island Fresnel lens. The museum will be open for Memorial Day weekend from 10 am-5 pm Friday-Sunday. Beginning June 3, the museum will be open daily from 10 am-5 pm. For more information or directions to the museum visit or call 920.743.5958.

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