By Tim Kowols
Sturgeon Bay emphasizes its Wisconsin Coast Guard City status when it begins celebrating Maritime Week on Saturday. The city’s connection to the United States Coast Guard is celebrated several times during the nine-day run, highlighted by Saturday’s Salute to the Coast Guard picnic, Monday’s memorial service, and Tuesday’s presentation of the USCG Person of the Year and Mariner awards. Carrie Dorski from the Door County Maritime Museum says it has become an important event for the area.
Maritime Week features an activity every day through August 12, which is the final day of the Door County Maritime Museum’s Classic and Wooden Boat Festival. You can find the complete schedule online with this story.