By Tim Kowols
Over the next week, the city of Sturgeon Bay is taking the time to thank the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. As Wisconsin’s Coast Guard City, festivals, picnics, and other special events will take place by honoring the military branch’s presence in Sturgeon Bay, which dates back to 1883. Ranging from the picnic it helped host on last Saturday to its Coast Guard of the Year honor it distributes at its Mariner Award dinner on Monday, Door County Maritime Museum Executive Director Amy Paul says it is important to take time out of the summer to honor the branch’s current members, veterans, and their families.
Maritime Week concludes next weekend (August 12 and 13) with the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center’s Maritime on Madison event and the Door County Maritime Museum’s Classic and Wooden Boat Festival. You can see a full list of Maritime Week activities online with this story.