The Classic and Wooden Boat Festival in Sturgeon Bay had visitors saying "Ahoy" this weekend. The annual two day event is run by the Door County Maritime Museum.
Executive Director Bob Desh says the crowds this year were very good, with the addition of special attractions like the classic three-masted schooner the Denis Sullivan, and the Door County Parrot Heads with their wooden pirate ship float.
Desh says the festival gives people a great look at the heritage of the current vessels on the water…
The weekend was capped off by the fan favorite Sikaflex Challenge. The contest gives participants a small supply of plywood, lumber and Sikaflex-291 sealant to construct, decorate, and race a boat all in a limited amount of time.
Observers lined the walls of the pier, the tug John Purves, and the Michigan Street Bridge to watch the contestants try to stay afloat… and in many cases, to watch them sink. First time participants Rob and Eric Elliot of Sturgeon Bay won the contest. The father/son duo victory came with an American Olympic themed canoe-style boat.
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