By Roger Utnehmer
The Door County Maritime Museum is a Sturgeon Bay gem. The proposed Maritime Tower will make it even better.
The eleven-story tower will open space for more exhibits sharing the maritime history of Door County for generations to come. Additional meeting space and an observation deck will be used by many and become an even better reason to visit Sturgeon Bay.
This is a waterfront development that is paid for by donations, not dependent on taxpayer expense, serves a public purpose and will become a significant tourist magnet in the heart of our community.
A major reason for Sturgeon Bay residents to be proud of this proposal is that it will be a valued resource for local residents as well as a welcome educational experience for visitors.
The tower, close to the iconic Michigan Street Bridge, will become a pair of visual images for which Sturgeon Bay will be known for generations into the future.
The current facility in Sturgeon Bay is one of the community’s most valuable resources. The museum excels at educating about the maritime history and preserving the memory of Sturgeon Bay’s rich water-related heritage.
The Maritime Tower will fuel the future with an exciting and educational experience worth supporting with a visit, a donation and a word of encouragement to those responsible for its development.
The west side of Sturgeon Bay needs something positive, educational, economically stimulating and taxpayer-free and this project is just that.
That’s my opinion. I’d like to hear yours.