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Rotary Club reimagines shipyard tours

You will get a different view of Sturgeon Bay’s working waterfront while still supporting the Rotary Club’s efforts in the community. For over 30 years, shipbuilders and maritime partners like Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding collaborated with the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay for the annual Shipyard Tours event, giving visitors an inside look at what goes on behind the gates of some of the county’s biggest employers and raising thousands of dollars for local efforts and youth scholarship. Changing dynamics at  Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding made the Rotary Shipyard Tours something the organization could not continue in its past form but something that will be reimagined. The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay is now working with Shoreline Boat Tours and the Door County Maritime Museum to showcase “Sturgeon Bay Working Waterfront Tours, Past and Present.” During the three-day event, a charter tour boat will take interested guests on 90-minute tours as they highlight seven unique working waterfront points of interest while exploring their connections to Sturgeon Bay’s maritime history. Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay’s Keith Mutchler is excited to keep the tradition alive, albeit in a different way.

Mutchler expresses his appreciation for Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and their cooperation over the last three decades. He looks forward to the new relationship with the Door County Maritime Museum and Shoreline Boat Tours. Tickets for the 90-minute tours scheduled for June 21st, 22nd, and 23rd will go on sale on April 1st. They will be $75 apiece and include admission to the Door County Maritime Museum, with all proceeds benefiting the work of the Rotary Club of Door County.

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