Hickey to Discuss Commercial-Fishing History

The Door County Historical Society will hold its next dinner program July 24 at The Log Den, 6626 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor. The doors will open at 5:30 pm, and dinner will begin at 6 pm. The menu features pork loin with cherry sauce over rice, veggies, rolls, ice cream, coffee, milk and iced tea.

After dinner, Dennis Hickey of the Baileys Harbor Fish Company will provide vivid stories, historical anecdotes and captivating visuals to share the rich history of Door County’s commercial-fishing industry, which, according to Amy Frank, executive director of the Door County Historical Society, “is deeply ingrained in our local culture, and we are delighted to provide an opportunity for our guests to learn, engage and appreciate this remarkable heritage.”

The Hickey family began fishing in Baileys Harbor in the mid-1800s, and Dennis Hickey is part of the third generation of fishermen. Today, his daughter, Carin (Hickey) Stuth; and son-in-law, Todd Stuth, are part of the operation, which has grown to include the Baileys Harbor Fish Company. The processing plant has also been remodeled to include a retail shop; the boat fleet has grown; and the projects of Hickey Brothers Research have expanded.

Tickets for this dinner program ($45 per person or $40 for Door County Historical Society members) are available at or by phone at 920.421.2332.