Museum Will Break Ground on Tower Nov. 13

The Door County Maritime Museum’s board of directors has announced the groundbreaking for the Maritime Lighthouse Tower museum expansion. The ceremonial groundbreaking, signaling the start of construction activities, will take place Nov. 13, 10:30 am, at the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM), 120 N. Madison Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. 

The board announced the selection of the Boldt Company as the tower’s general contractor and the receipt of a $1 million pledge of support from the George Kress Foundation. The groundbreaking will be open to project donors, local dignitaries and the press. 

“This is a historic day that has been a long time coming for the Door County Maritime Museum,” said board member John Asher, CEO of Roen Salvage Company. “So many people have worked very hard for many years to make this dream a reality. This project will be a significant economic stimulus that will bring long-term stability to the museum and more business to many others throughout Sturgeon Bay and Door County.” 

Speakers will include William Harder, DCMM board president; Kevin Osgood, DCMM executive director; Bob DeKoch, president of the Boldt Company; and Will Kress of the George Kress Foundation and president of Green Bay Packaging.