By Tim Kowols
An outdated communications system will take center stage as a new temporary exhibit opens next week at the Door County Maritime Museum. “Telegraphs to the Past” will look at how voice pipes, telegraphs, and sound powered telephones allowed crew members to talk to each other throughout a ship. Curator Adam Gronke says it is a great way to experience how crew members would have talked to each other when older ships like its docked Tug John Purves were still in operation.
The exhibit will be located in the upper lobby of the Door County Maritime Museum’s Sturgeon Bay campus. It opens January 27 and set to close tentatively on November 3.