Marine News from the Great Lakes


Published: 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 County Maritime Museum (DCMM) for a special rate and enjoy all the perks of membership. DCMM’s special rates include an Individual Lifetime Membership (valued at $825) and will be available to SBYC members for $600. The Family Lifetime Membership (valued at $1,100) will be available for $875. DCMM members enjoy unlimited “free” admission to all Door County Maritime Museum locations: Sturgeon Bay, Tugboat John Purves, Gills Rock, Cana Island Lighthouse; discounts on guest passes to share with family and friends; free subscription to the members-only Mari-Times newsletter; free monthly e-newsletters; exclusive access to members-only events, previews and discounts for events; advanced ticket purchase for the annual Door County Lighthouse Festival; voting rights at the Annual Meeting; 10% Discount at all 3 museum stores; a free commemorative pin; and free reciprocal with over 75 CAMM museums around the country.

Members of the Door County Maritime Museum have the opportunity to join the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club at a special one-time rate of $200.00 for the first year in 2017. DCMM members will receive $50 off the annual SBYC dues in each year to come. Standard minimum spending required thereafter. SBYC members can enjoy year 'round access to SBYC's attractive clubhouse and its many amenities, including fine dining with a spectacular view of the Bay; Popular pub area with a large, classic bar and casual dining; outdoor dining with dining service on SBYC's spacious, manicured lawn; monthly events, including socials, celebrations, outings, and regular holiday banquets, usually featuring live entertainment; reciprocal privileges at golf and yacht clubs around the country; access to Flying Scot fleet and a front row seat for regattas, fishing tourneys, and flotillas around the bay; community events and water safety activities; and preferred access to club facilities for private events and celebrations. A $250 minimum spending and $150 maintenance fee are required.

“There is nothing more fulfilling in life than being involved in your community. Our maritime community is no exception. We need volunteers and supporters alike. To broaden our network of support, DCMM and SBYC put our heads together to try and offer this great maritime community of ours more benefits and a chance to be involved with other mariners,” mentioned Executive Director Amy Paul.

Anyone interested in joining these two organizations should contact:

To contact the DCMM:
[email protected]

To contact the SBYC:

tags: Boat Club, History, Yacht Club

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