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Maritime Museum Raffling Handbuilt Kayak

Each winter the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) hosts a wooden boatbuilding class. At the end of the class, tickets are sold throughout the summer for a raffle drawing to win the newly constructed handmade masterpiece. Along with the grand prize of the completed wooden boat, more than 50 additional prizes are typically available. The DCMM has drawn the winner for the 2017 Wooden Boat Raffle, but they have recently received a generous donation of a Georgian Bay kayak, custom built by Bill Klug and Dan Lasch. Raffle tickets for the Georgian Bay kayak are on sale now in Sturgeon Bay. Call 920.743.5958 or stop by for tickets.

The Georgian Bay kayak is 16’6” in length, constructed of cedar strips and fiber glassed both inside and out. It has two storage compartments with hatch covers, and is the perfect sea kayak for paddlers who want a boat for fishing, photography or nature observations. A shallow-arch design gives the kayak high stability to make it perfect for novices. This classic kayak is beautifully constructed and will make even the most expert paddler proud to be seen in it.

Tickets for this kayak are on sale now. The raffle will run through May 26, 2018, and the drawing will take place during the opening of the museum’s rotating exhibit to replace the current Sea Dog exhibit.

While the raffle for the new kayak commences, the boatbuilding class will be hard at work constructing the new craft for the 2018 Wooden Boat Raffle. The 2018 boat selection is an Adirondack guide boat.

Volunteer instructors Jerry McNamara, David Morgan and Bob Schottmuller return to lead the class of five students. The class typically meets Fridays and Saturdays to complete construction of the boat by May. Visitors to the Door County Maritime Museum are encouraged to watch through the glass observation area as the boat is crafted. Upon completion of the craft in the summer of 2018 raffle tickets will go on sale to win the Adirondack guide boat.

For more information on purchasing raffle tickets for the Georgian Bay kayak, call 920.743.5958.

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