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Friday, July 13, 2018

Toledo’s best kept “hidden gem” isn’t quite so hidden anymore. The National Museum of the Great Lakes opened in 2014 and has been making waves in the Toledo community ever since. With nearly 100,000 visitors having toured the museum and the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, educating the public about the

tags: History, Lake Erie

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A national exhibit on water is likely to create waves of interest across Michigan now through spring 2019. The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit, highlighting ways that water intersects with our environment, history, economy and culture, will make stops in six communities. The Michigan Water Heritage Project will travel with

tags: History, Environmental Impact, Great Lakes

Monday, June 25, 2018

Boats Made in Holland: A Michigan Tradition is a new book featuring the men and women who produced watercraft with creativity, skillful hands, financial resources, and cooperation. It also illustrates the area’s rich and long history of successful companies that produced pleasure boats, working boats, and military craft out of

tags: History, Lake Michigan, Antique & Classic Boats, Books & Charts

Thursday, May 10, 2018

When the Col. James M. Schoonmaker opens for the season on May 1, 2018, we are also launching our new smartphone tour app, available free for download by searching for “schoonmaker” in your app store. Now, you can experience a tour of the Schoonmaker with added content from the palm of your hand. The app will offer a

tags: Software & Apps, History, Lake Erie

Friday, March 9, 2018

It’s no surprise that the industries that produce the most goods or services and keep the economy humming often receive favorable attention from legislators in Washington. Now with the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) February announcement that the outdoor recreation industry’s 2016 annual

tags: History

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Each winter, the Door County Maritime Museum hosts a wooden boatbuilding class. At the end of the class, tickets are sold throughout the summer for a raffle drawing to win the newly constructed handmade masterpiece. Along with the grand prize of the completed wooden boat, more than fifty additional prizes are typically available. The

tags: History, Lake Michigan, Promotions & Giveaways, Canoes & Kayaks, Education

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Maritime Speaker Series returns to the Door County Maritime Museum for the 2017-2018 season. This year boasts an impressive lineup of speakers to educate and entertain maritime enthusiasts. The series runs the first Thursday of each month and kicks off on November 2 with award-winning columnist and author of ten books, Rochelle

tags: History, Lake Michigan

Monday, October 23, 2017

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel homeported in Newport, R.I. is back safe at her berth at Fort Adams State Park after an incident that left her disabled in inner Newport Harbor. On the evening of Sunday, October 15, the 200-foot Perry, with 12 crewmembers aboard, was moving under diesel

tags: Sailing, Education, History

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Maritime enthusiasts can now celebrate our maritime heritage with two great Door County maritime institutions. The Door County Maritime Museum and the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club have partnered up to offer reduced rates to new members with dual memberships in 2017. Current members of the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) can join the Door

tags: Yacht Club, Boat Club, History

Monday, July 10, 2017

Shipwrecks fascinate everyone–the mystery, the tragedy, and the interest in a lifestyle lived long ago. In the Great Lakes, there are around 8000 ships that have wrecked since Europeans began sailing the Inland Seas. This includes wrecks from the earliest, LaSalle’s Le Griffon in 1679, to the behemoth Edmund Fitzgerald in

tags: History

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