Bayview Park is where you will find Sturgeon Bay’s newest prehistoric resident after Woolly the Mammoth made the approximately 20-mile journey Tuesday morning. Driven by Edgewood Orchard Gallery owner J.R. Jarosh, Woolly traveled from Egg Harbor on Highway 42 before taking Bay Shore Drive to Sturgeon Bay. A jaunt down 3rd Avenue and across the Michigan Street Bridge later, city crews and Jarosh helped place Woolly on a concrete landing where he will soon greet visitors with a plaque and flowers around him. Jarosh says as much as he will be missed at the gallery, there may be no more perfect of a place for Woolly than his new spot on the bay.
Sturgeon Bay resident Chris Kellems helped spearhead the $26,000 fundraising effort in June 2020 that brought Woolly to the city, which was earlier this year recognized as an Ice Age Trail Community. After Woolly was placed, Kellems says she was happy that Woolly would continue to be enjoyed by local visitors and guests for years to come.
Fundraising continues for beautification efforts that will surround the life-size structure created by artist Carl Vanderheyden. Sturgeon Bay is the home of the Eastern Terminus of the Ice Age Trail.