Sturgeon Bay Masonic Lodge to Hold 82nd Annual Steamboat Dinner

The members of the Sturgeon Bay Masonic Lodge (H.S. Baird#174) will present the 82nd Annual Steamboat Dinner on March 11, 4 – 7 pm. Included in the meal is roast beef, turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetable, baked beans, coleslaw, gravy, rolls, pie a la mode and a beverage.

Last year 944 meals were served, with 407 of the meals being purchased by members and friends of the lodge and donated to needy people in the community identified by Door County Social Services. The dinner originated 82 years ago when a large number of the Masonic brethren sailed on the Great Lakes. Their families wanted to have a special send-off meal together in March before they left for the upcoming season on the steamboats. Eventually the dinner was opened to the public.

The dinner will be served at the Masonic Center in Sturgeon Bay, 31 S. 3rd Ave. Shuttle buses will deliver people to the front door from the Market Square parking lot. Tickets are $15 for adults, with children below the age of 14 free. Veterans and active duty/reserve personnel receive a $1 discount. Curbside drive up and take out are available. For advance tickets, visit or call 920.737.3166.