By Tim Kowols
On Fridays and Saturdays, a boat building exhibit at the Door County Maritime Museum comes to life as the centuries-old craft is practiced. Starting last October, Dave Ferguson, Terry Riker, David Morgan, and Jerry McNamara began work on the wooden vessel that takes months to complete before it can be paraded around the county. For the newcomer Riker, it is a unique opportunity to work on his other woodworking skills.
For Morgan, a class instructor for several years, it is just a fun thing to do during the winter months and a great way to meet new people.
Through raffle ticket sales, the wooden boat serves as not just learning opportunity for the boat builders and guests, but also as a fundraiser for the Door County Maritime Museum.