Reacting to the popularity of the Lighthouse Festival each June, the Door County Maritime Museum is offering a couple of its most popular tours Columbus Day weekend.
The Chambers Island tour and the Sail Door County Schooner Cruise will be a part of this abbreviated and exciting offering. Two schooner tours out of the Sister Bay Marina are scheduled for Oct. 10, leaving at 11 am and 2 pm. The cruise offers a sail into yesteryear on a 19th century tall ship. The 2.5-hour cruise is longer and more historically themed than regular schooner trips. It visits the waters adjacent to the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse to present the opportunity for views and photos of the light perched on the bluff. Participants are invited to hoist the sails on the 65-foot schooner Edith M. Becker. Beverages will be served by the crew and, as tradition requires, the cannon will be fired to signal the end of the cruise. The cost is $62 for museum members and $65 for non-members.
The Chambers Island boat excursion and walking tour will be offered Oct. 11, at 9 am and 1 pm. A journey to Chambers Island is one of the Lighthouse Festival’s enduring offerings and will be presented in the same format as in June. As has been the case the past couple of years, transportation will not be provided from the Chambers Island dock to the lighthouse. Access to the historic lighthouse requires a 1½-mile docent-led hike across the island. Time on the island will be approximately two hours. Tours will leave the Fish Creek dock adjacent to Clark Park aboard the Quo Vadis. The cost is $65 for museum members and $69 for non-members. Space is limited.
To reserve a spot on one of these limited tours, contact the Door County Maritime Museum at 920.743.5958.