2023/2024 Winter Seminars and Classes

Holding Door County’s Maritime History

In addition to being one of the finest sailing areas in the world‚ Wisconsin’s Door County is also steeped in maritime history. Its infamous Death’s Door passage has confounded navigators for centuries and is littered with shipwrecks. Vast fishing grounds supplied generations of Americans — Native and newcomers — with income and sustenance. Dramatic cliffs‚ forests‚ beaches and sheltered islands have attracted waterborne vacationers for decades. Today‚ idyllic cruising destinations like Ephriam‚ Horseshoe Island‚ Detroit Harbor and the Fish Creek Dock welcome sailors from everywhere. And Door County’s shipbuilders‚ like Peterson (1933-1996)‚ Fincantieri (1918-today)‚ and the superyacht builder Palmer-Johnson (1920-2016)‚ have influenced the global economy‚ making military‚ commercial and luxury vessels that still sail all over the world. Did you know that the "container" used on "container" ships is a Door County invention?

The Door County Maritime Museum has the challenge of archiving this history. Sam Perlman‚ its deputy director and development manager‚ is coming to MCSC to present "Holding Door County’s Maritime History." He’ll highlight things to see and do in Door County‚ and he’ll share the challenges of keeping a complex and evolving history at a time of rapid change.

BONUS: An anonymous donor has given us Admirals Tickets as a door prize to give away at this talk. Every who attends will have a chance to win a 4 pack of Admirals tickets for an upcoming game. (The winner will need to select a game date by December 21st!)
Class Size
Minimum 10 - Maximum 30
December 14‚ 2023‚ 6-8 pm
Course Fee
Holding DCM History
December 14‚ 2023
6 - 8 pm
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