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Mariner Awards, Coast Guard Person of the Year to be awarded August 9th

The top awards you can be awarded as a member of the maritime community in Sturgeon Bay will be given out on August 9th. The Door County Maritime Museum, the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Committee and the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club will honor three individuals at their annual dinner as the city celebrates Maritime Week. The Mariner Award is given to one living recipient and one posthumous recipient as individuals who have had a significant, positive, and lasting impact on the local maritime community. Last year’s Mariner Award winners were Don Sarter, “Curly” Selvick, and Captain Joel and Mary Blahnik. The U.S. Coast Guard Person of the Year Award goes to the Guardsman or Guardswoman who best exemplifies the branch’s core values. Last year, the award went to SN Joshua Allard, nominated by the USCG Coast Guard Mobile Bay. You have until August 5th to reserve your tickets to the event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. You can click this link for more information. The awards dinner is part of the annual Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week festivities, including a fireworks display, a Bloody Mary Social presented by Destination Sturgeon Bay, and the Classic and Wooden Boat Show at the Door County Maritime Museum.

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