By Tim Kowols
The newly renamed Death’s Door Maritime Museum will make its season debut on Wednesday after roofing issues delayed its opening by over a week. The Gills Rock museum houses pieces of Death’s Door shipwrecks, the Plum Island Fresnel Lens, and the fishing tug Hope in addition to recently added augmented reality displays. The Door County Maritime Museum recently had to make the roof repairs to the building at a cost of $67,000, something Executive Director Amy Paul said last week will have an unfortunate consequence.
The Death’s Door Maritime Museum will be officially renamed in a ceremony during Gills Rock’s Fourth of July festivities. It will remain open through October.