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Sturgeon Bay's World War II contributions highlighted

Being well over 1,000 miles away from any battlefronts did not keep Sturgeon Bay away from having a major impact on World War II. The Door County Maritime Museum presents “Built for Battle: Sturgeon Bay Ships in World War II” this Saturday at the Southern Door Auditorium. The multimedia presentation will cover how Sturgeon Bay ship makers produced hundreds of vessels to support the war effort, many of which never returned. DCMM Deputy Director Sam Perlman says in the 75 years since World War II ended, many of the stories being featured on Saturday have never been told before.

The presentation is part of the Door County Medical Center Maritime Speakers Series and serves as a companion to the exhibit currently on display in Sturgeon Bay. The presentation, which will also feature the Southern Door High School choir singing selections from the Northern Sky Theater musical “Loose Lips Sink Ships,” begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available.


Picture courtesy of the Door County Maritime Museum

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