National Maritime Day – May 22

Honoring National Maritime Day 2024 on Wednesday. May 22, the Door County Maritime Museum will offer Pay-What-You-Can admission to all three DCMM locations for the day (Sturgeon Bay, Cana Island and Death’s Door), celebrating our beloved maritime community.
​​​​​​​The 22nd adult guest at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay and Death’s Door Maritime Museum in Gills Rock will win a free DCMM Family Membership for one year, which includes complimentary admission to all three DCMM locations, 10% museum store discounts, exclusive pre-sale ticket access to the annual Door County Lighthouse Festivals, and many other membership benefits.
Know Your Ships boat field guide author Roger LeLievre will travel to Door County for his first-ever visit, a perfect match for National Maritime Day!

Join him at the Death’s Door Museum in the morning for a presentation of “Hitchin’ A Ride: An Inside Look at Life on a Laker”.
LeLievre will stop at Cana Island after lunch to sign copies of Know Your Ships. The day will culminate at the Sturgeon Bay Museum, with LeLievre signing books, and sharing his delightful personal story in the evening: “Because of the Boats: How I Became the Luckiest Boatnerd in the World”
Finally, at noon on National Maritime Day the tug John Purves will sound a whistle salute to all U.S. Merchant & Commercial Mariners that keep goods flowing. All boaters, tugs, and other vessels in the area are welcome to participate in the salute as well.
National Maritime Day recognizes one of our country’s most important industries. Each year, ceremonies and celebrations throughout the country recognize National Maritime Day and the people our maritime nation depends on.