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Tugs no longer wanted on Sturgeon Bay westside Waterfront?

Long as iconic as Sturgeon Bay’s Michigan Street bridge and the Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator, tug boats on the westside waterfront may be in danger of getting booted.

According to city resident Scott Moore, the Sturgeon Bay Ad Hoc Waterfront Planning Committee would like to see the Selvick Marine Towing tug boats moved to a different location.  Moore spoke during the public comment section of Tuesday’s common council meeting.  

He cited problems that would be created for the tug boats.


The public, Moore said, wants the tug boats to stay on the westside waterfront but the ad hoc committee does not.  Moore raised concerns about comments made by committee members at a recent meeting.  The committee is chaired by Laurel Hauser and Dave Schanock.

Selvick Towing, one of the oldest tug boat services on the Great Lakes, leases docking space from the City of Sturgeon Bay.

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