Events

Celebrate Water, an initiative of Healthy Water Door County, a fund of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc., has a great line-up of events all focused on preserving our greatest resource, water. If you would like to submit an event for consideration you can download and fill out the form below. Forms can be emailed to celebratewater@givedoorcounty.org or dropped off at the offices of Peninsula Publishing & Distribution or the Door County Community Foundation.

If you would like to hold an event but have no venue space, you can still submit your event and we will reach out to those who volunteered use of their space and get back to you.

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Events Calendar, 2018-2019

Make sure to check back as we get more events and details!

2018


August

August 1-31: Tugboat Tours

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
The tug John Purves will be open for tours docked behind the museum.

August 1-27: Exhibit: Water Works

Door County Community Foundation, 342 Louisiana St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Community Foundation
See works by Emmett Johns that focus on water as the theme.

August 1-31: Exhibit: Wonderful Water, The Door County Water Effect

The Link Gallery of Children’s Art, 3926 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: The Link Gallery and Friends of Gibraltar
Featuring artwork from the five Door County school districts. Artwork represents the effect living surrounded by water has on them. Both artwork and artist statements are specific to Door County waterways.

August 1-31: Water Lines: Local Poets write About Water, 6am-11pm

Newport State Park Poetry Trail, 475 County Rd NP, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Members of four Door County poetry groups exhibit their water-themed poems along the Poetry Trail.

August 1-31: Daily Eagle Bluff Light Station Guided Tours, 10am-3:30pm

Eagle Bluff Light Station, 10249 Shore Rd, Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek
Organized by: Door County Historical Society
In the aftermath of the Civil War, pioneers made their way to northeastern WI. Boats, carrying the newcomers, navigated Green Bay’s treacherous waters and were guided ashore by the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. You are invited to walk in the footsteps of the keepers who served the lighthouse from 1868-1926.

August 2: Family Program: Great Lakes, 10am

Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Crossroads at Big Creek
Explore our fresh water “inland seas”. Visit the creatures that inhabit these treasured lakes. For all ages. Meet at the Collins Learning Center. Free and open to the public.

August 2: “Women Walking on Water”: Women Fine Artists of Egg Harbor Progressive Art Crawl, 4-8pm

Held at 4 locations in Egg Harbor: Lost Moth Gallery, Cappaert Gallery, Off The Wheel Pottery, and Angela Lensch Gallery
Organized by: Women Fine Artists of Egg Harbor
Four women’s fine art galleries are hosting an art crawl with paintings, pottery, jewelry, and more, all centered around the strength of women and their relationship to water as a life force, a source of beauty, a connecting point, and more. Food and drink will be served as you travel from gallery to gallery.

August 7: Eagle Bluff Light Station Celebrates 150 Years, 10am-4pm

Eagle Bluff Light Station, 10249 Shore Rd, Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek
Organized by: Door County Historical Society
The celebration includes a special flag ceremony by US Coast Guard, music, author book signings, refreshments, children’s activity tent, raffle, US Coast Guard of Two Rivers displays, special tours through the beautiful fully restored home, and a tower climb. A free shuttle will be available to pick up guests at the “Fish Creek parking lot” in Peninsula State Park and take them to the lighthouse every 15 minutes starting at 9:30 and running until 4:00. No parking available at the lighthouse day of.

August 7: Whoo’s at Home with Water, 6:45-7:45pm

Peninsula Players, 4351 Peninsula Players Rd, Fish Creek
Organized by: Open Door Bird Sanctuary and Peninsula Players Theatre
A collaboration between Open Door and Peninsula Players featuring a live Barred Owl, who is dependent on watery habitats and will take place on the beach.

August 9: Water in Nature with Coggin, 1:30pm

Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Library
Join Coggin Heeringa from Crossroads at Big Creek for an exploration of the water in our ecosystem. A program for 3rd-6th graders.

August 9: “Addressing Drinking Water Impact from Industrial Animal Agriculture”, 7pm

Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Environmental Council
With Jessica Culpepper. More information to come.

August 9: Family Program: Gift of the Glaciers, 10am

Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Crossroads at Big Creek
Discover how the Great Lakes were formed and learn about the creatures that live in our own inland seas. For all ages. Meet in the Collins Learning Center. Free and open to the public.

August 9: Lake Lessons: Lake Whitefish Management in WI Waters of Lake Michigan, 7pm

Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: The Ridges Sanctuary
Scott Hansen, Wisconsin DNR Fisheries Biologist, presents on lake whitefish assessments and population dynamics in Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan, including Green Bay. With information on various research projects studying lake whitefish populations. Free.

August 11-12: 28th Annual Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
Enter your classic and wooden boat or come to admire other boats; see demonstrations; purchase nautical items at the Boat House Sale; join in the Sikaflex boat building and sea trial challenge; bring the kids for games and boat coloring; and eat, drink, and be merry!

August 14: Water in Nature with Coggin, 10:30am

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library, 2323 Mill Rd, Sister Bay
Organized by: Door County Library
Join Coggin Heeringa from Crossroads at Big Creek for an exploration of the water in our ecosystem. A program for 3rd-6th graders.

August 14: Peninsula Music Festival 66th Season: London to Leipzig

Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: Peninsula Music Festival
The fourth concert of our 66th season highlights baroque and classical music including Handel’s Water Music Suite No. 2.

August 16: Lake Lessons: Slowing the Hands of Time on Two Door County Inland Lakes, 7pm

Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: The Ridges Sanctuary
Dunes Lake and The Forestville Millpond, are in the midst of research and restoration activities. Brian Forest, of the Door County Soil and Water Conservation, shares the natural and cultural history of these two lakes as well as the recent efforts to reverse their premature aging due to human activities. Free.

August 18: Safe Kids Door County, 10am-2pm

Door County Public Health Department, 421 Nebraska St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Public Health Department
A free interactive event that teaches children safety tips about boating, swimming, biking, animals, poisons, fire and more. Make sure to check out the booth on water quality that will have a display on how surface water and ground water affect each other. Free water testing kits will be given to several participants.

August 19-24: Seminar – The Niagara Escarpment, Geotourism, Developing Countries, and Cultural & Natural Heritage: How Does it All Relate?

Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Ln, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: Björklunden and Lawrence University
This seminar will explore the evolving concepts of ‘geotourism’ and sustainability and what they really mean, as well as the complexities involved in managing the world’s heritage both locally and globally. Participants will delve into these concepts and examine the inherent challenges with saving irreplaceable global heritage, especially where, political will, awareness, or the knowledge needed to preserve them may be lacking. The seminar will also take a look at current geotourism projects underway along the Niagara Escarpment in Wisconsin and Door County that aim to preserve the fascinating heritage defined by the 1,000+ mile long geological formation. For more information and to register (required) visit their website.

August 22: Meet the Author, 11am

Washington Island Art & Nature Center, 1799 Main Rd, Washington Island
Organized by: Washington Island Library and Art & Nature Center
Meet award-winning author Miranda Paul as she presents the story behind her book One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia. A signing and meet-and-greet with the author follows.

August 25: Whoo’s at Home with Water, 1-2pm

Open Door Bird Sanctuary, 4114 County Rd I, Jacksonport
Organized by: Open Door Bird Sanctuary
This is a program featuring live birds of prey, including a Barred Owl, who is dependent on watery habitats. This program will also explore unique water aspects of the Open Door Bird Sanctuary property.

August 26: Write When the Moon is Full, 7-9pm

Newport State Park, 475 County Rd NP, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Watch the full moon as it rises over the water and write a poem in response to the experience. Poems will be read at the new moon.

August 27: Digging of the Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan Ship Canal, 6pm

Landmark Resort, 4929 Landmark Drive, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Door County Historical Society
The Ship Canal was an 18-year long and arduous process beginning with a WI charter in 1864, the first dirt scooped in 1872, the meeting of Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan waters in 1878, then open to light and low draft vessels in 1880 and completion in 1882. The seven-mile long canal was created in part by dredging Sturgeon Bay and the balance by digging the last 1.3 miles.

August 29: Lake Michigan: A Love Story, 7-9pm

Sister Bay Village Hall, 10693 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay
Organized by: Chaudoir Glass Studio and the Sister Bay Advancement Association
Enjoy cake and refreshments while helping Gary Chaudoir celebrate his 40th anniversary as a stained glass artist in Door County. On display and by power point, see numerous glass projects featuring water as a theme. On generous loan from a Jacksonport patron, the featured project on display will be a 2ft x 13 1/2ft stained glass rendering of the patron’s Lake Michigan view with a romantic backstory. The three panel project includes Cave Point, sailboats, seagulls, whitecaps, Cana Island lighthouse and the loving couple in their Adirondack chairs.

August 30: Lake Lessons: Wisconsin Mussel Monitoring Program

Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: The Ridges Sanctuary
Despite their importance, limited work has been done to comprehensively inventory and monitor freshwater mussels. The Wisconsin DNR is partnering with volunteers and education centers with a goal of gaining a statewide perspective on mussel populations and inventory. A live field demonstration of the mussel monitoring program (2-4pm) followed by a presentation (7pm).

August 31: “Creative Aquifers”, 7pm

Birch Creek Music Performance Center, 3821 County Rd E, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Dover Beach, Op. 3, by Samuel Barber and features a mezzo soprano; Adagio for Strings, Op. 11, by Barber; Three Rhapsodies (2011) by Paul Schoenfield; and Piano Quintet in A Major (“The Trout”), D. 677, by Franz Schubert. Tickets are $29/adults, $10/students, and Free/12 & under.

September

September 1-30: Tugboat Tours

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
The tug John Purves will be open for tours docked behind the museum.

September 1-30: Exhibit: Wonderful Water, The Door County Water Effect

The Link Gallery of Children’s Art, 3926 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: The Link Gallery and Friends of Gibraltar
Featuring artwork from the five Door County school districts. Artwork represents the effect living surrounded by water has on them. Both artwork and artist statements are specific to Door County waterways.

September 1-6: Water Lines: Local Poets write About Water, 6am-11pm

Newport State Park Poetry Trail, 475 County Rd NP, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Members of four Door County poetry groups exhibit their water-themed poems along the Poetry Trail.

September 1-6: Water Lines: Local Poets write About Water, 6am-11pm

Newport State Park Poetry Trail, 475 County Rd NP, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Members of four Door County poetry groups exhibit their water-themed poems along the Poetry Trail.

September 1-30: Daily Eagle Bluff Light Station Guided Tours, 10am-3:30pm

Eagle Bluff Light Station, 10249 Shore Rd, Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek
Organized by: Door County Historical Society
In the aftermath of the Civil War, pioneers made their way to northeastern WI. Boats, carrying the newcomers, navigated Green Bay’s treacherous waters and were guided ashore by the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. You are invited to walk in the footsteps of the keepers who served the lighthouse from 1868-1926.

September 6-30: Moon-Tide Poems, 6am-11pm

Newport State Park Poetry Trail, 475 County Rd NP, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Poems composed during the rise of the August full moon over the waters of Newport State Park are displayed on the poetry trail.

September 1: “Creative Aquifers”, 3pm

The Clearing Folk School, 12171 Garrett Bay Rd, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Dover Beach, Op. 3, by Samuel Barber and features a mezzo soprano; Adagio for Strings, Op. 11, by Barber; Three Rhapsodies (2011) by Paul Schoenfield; and Piano Quintet in A Major (“The Trout”), D. 677, by Franz Schubert. Tickets are $29/adults, $40/students, and Free/12 & under.

September: Muskie Love

Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: Northern Sky Theater
Muskie Love is a musical comedy first produced by Northern Sky in 2004 by Dave Hudson and Paul Libman. It is a laugh-a-minute fish tale that the whole family will love. Set on the shores of Green Bay, in Gills Rock, is a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and follows the exploits of Ben and Bea – rival fishing guides.

September 2: The Waters that Surround Us, 1-2:30pm

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clarks Lake Rd, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Whitefish Dunes State Park
Learn about the Great Lakes and interact with a cool watershed model at this drop-in program at the Amphitheater. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

September 2: “Creative Aquifers”, 3pm

Hope United Church of Christ, 141 S 12th Ave, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Dover Beach, Op. 3, by Samuel Barber and features a mezzo soprano; Adagio for Strings, Op. 11, by Barber; Three Rhapsodies (2011) by Paul Schoenfield; and Piano Quintet in A Major (“The Trout”), D. 677, by Franz Schubert. Tickets are $29/adults, $10/students, and Free/12 & under.

September 3: “Creative Aquifers”, Annual Benefit, 3pm

Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Ln, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Dover Beach, Op. 3, by Samuel Barber and features a mezzo soprano; Adagio for Strings, Op. 11, by Barber; Three Rhapsodies (2011) by Paul Schoenfield; and Piano Quintet in A Major (“The Trout”), D. 677, by Franz Schubert. Tickets are $95/adults, $75/students, and Free/12 & under.

September 6: Great Lakes/Great Books Club, 10:30am-12pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as setting are discussed with a facilitator from Write On, Door County. This month: “Hidden History of Sturgeon Bay” by Heidi Hodges and Kathy Steebs.

September 8: Read When the Moon is New, 6-7:30pm

Newport State Park Poetry Trail, 475 County Rd NP, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Poets will read poem created on Aug. 26 as they experienced the full moon rising over the waters of Newport State Park.

September 11 – 30: Exhibit: Great Lakes Small Streams, 10am-3pm

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Historical Society
The Wisconsin Historical Society’s traveling display “Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin” explores our state’s long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways. We drink it, fish in it, clean with it, swim in it and travel across it. Water has always been critical for our survival.

September 13 – 15: Washington Island Literary Festival: Words on Water

Trueblood Performing Arts Center, 870 Main Rd, Washington Island
Organized by: Washington Island Literary Festival
The 2018 theme is “Words on Water,” celebrating, reflecting upon, and generating literature with a focus upon topics, plots, issues and ideas concerning water. Surrounded by water as we are, a world apart yet vitally connected, we are ideally situated for focus upon watery themes.

September 15: WaterFEST, 11am-4pm

Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Crossroads at Big Creek
This family fair will have activities, displays, adult and kid programs and much more all designed to Celebrate Water. Free and open to the public.

September 29: Twilight Tours at Eagle Bluff Light Station, 6-8:30pm

Eagle Bluff Light Station, 10249 Shore Rd, Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek
Organized by: Door County Historical Society
Join us as the Northern Door Storytellers Guild will be in residence to share tales of the sea, and lighthouse lore, perform traditional music, and recite legends in verse.

October

October: Muskie Love

Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: Northern Sky Theater
Muskie Love is a musical comedy first produced by Northern Sky in 2004 by Dave Hudson and Paul Libman. It is a laugh-a-minute fish tale that the whole family will love. Set on the shores of Green Bay, in Gills Rock, is a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and follows the exploits of Ben and Bea – rival fishing guides.

October 1-30: Tugboat Tours

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
The tug John Purves will be open for tours docked behind the museum.

October 1-30: Moon-Tide Poems, 6am-11pm

Newport State Park Poetry Trail, 475 County Rd NP, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Poems composed during the rise of the August full moon over the waters of Newport State Park are displayed on the poetry trail.

October 1-19: Daily Eagle Bluff Light Station Guided Tours, 10am-3:30pm

Eagle Bluff Light Station, 10249 Shore Rd, Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek
Organized by: Door County Historical Society
In the aftermath of the Civil War, pioneers made their way to northeastern WI. Boats, carrying the newcomers, navigated Green Bay’s treacherous waters and were guided ashore by the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. You are invited to walk in the footsteps of the keepers who served the lighthouse from 1868-1926.

October 1 – 6: Exhibit: Great Lakes Small Streams, 10am-3pm

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Historical Society
The Wisconsin Historical Society’s traveling display “Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin” explores our state’s long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways. We drink it, fish in it, clean with it, swim in it and travel across it. Water has always been critical for our survival.

October 4: Great Lakes/Great Books Club, 10:30am-12pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as setting are discussed with a facilitator from Write On, Door County. This month: “Death Rides the Ferry” by Patricia Skalka.

October 6: Twilight Tours at Eagle Bluff Light Station, 6-8:30pm

Eagle Bluff Light Station, 10249 Shore Rd, Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek
Organized by: Door County Historical Society
Join us as the Northern Door Storytellers Guild will be in residence to share tales of the sea, and lighthouse lore, perform traditional music, and recite legends in verse.

October 6-7: Fall Lighthouse Festival

Throughout Door County
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
The fall festival is an abbreviated version of the larger June Lighthouse Festival. More details to come.

October 11: An Evening with Tracy K. Smith, United States Poet Laureate, 7pm

Southern Door Community Auditorium, 2073 County Rd DK, Brussels
Organized by: Write On, Door County
A reading and talk by Tracy K. Smith, United States Poet Laureate. Her latest collection (April 2018), Wade in the Water, addresses issues of water conservation, from the Yangtze River in China to watersheds in the U.S.

October 15: Eagle Bluff Light Station Lamp Lighting Celebration, 10am-12pm

Eagle Bluff Light Station, 10249 Shore Rd, Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek
Organized by: Door County Historical Society
150th Anniversary of the Lamp Lighting; flag ceremony; tours, music by Gibraltar High School Band; resolution; quilt raffle drawing; presentation; book signing; and anniversary cake.

October 27: “Guys on Ice”, 2pm & 7pm

Trueblood Performing Arts Center, 870 Main Rd, Washington Island
Organized by: Trueblood Performing Arts Center
A musical about life, love, and the one that got away (both fish and women), while keeping warm with a healthy appreciation of good bait, cold Leinie’s, and the Green Bay Packers. $25/adults. $20/students. $1/12 & under.

November

November 1-30: Moon-Tide Poems, 6am-11pm

Newport State Park Poetry Trail, 475 County Rd NP, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Poems composed during the rise of the August full moon over the waters of Newport State Park are displayed on the poetry trail.

November 1: Great Lakes/Great Books Club, 10:30am-12pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as setting are discussed with a facilitator from Write On, Door County. This month: “The Great Lakes at Ten Miles an Hour” by Thomas Shevory.

November 26: Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, 6pm

Prince of Peace Church, 1756 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Historical Society
No other Great Lakes shipwreck is more well-known than the Edmund Fitzgerald, which disappeared into a stormy Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. Rochelle Pennington delves into the various theories and opposing views of dive detectives who are still trying to solve the mystery of what led to the demise of the 29-man crew.

December

December 1-6: Moon-Tide Poems, 6am-11pm

Newport State Park Poetry Trail, 475 County Rd NP, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Poems composed during the rise of the August full moon over the waters of Newport State Park are displayed on the poetry trail.

December 6: Great Lakes/Great Books Club, 10:30am-12pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as setting are discussed with a facilitator from Write On, Door County. This month: “Door Ways” by Norbert Blei.

2019


January

January 3: Great Lakes/Great Books Club, 10:30am-12pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as setting are discussed with a facilitator from Write On, Door County. This month: “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Dan Egan.

January 27: Door County Reads

Throughout Door County.
Organized by: Door County Library
Join Door County Reads 2019 in their 12th year of encouraging everyone in Door County to read the same book and get together to discuss it. Two books will be highlighted in 2019, both about water, our precious resource. Titles to be released.

February

February 7: Great Lakes/Great Books Club, 10:30am-12pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as setting are discussed with a facilitator from Write On, Door County. This month: “Safe from the Sea” by Peter Geye.

March

March 7: Great Lakes/Great Books Club, 10:30am-12pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as setting are discussed with a facilitator from Write On, Door County. This month: “North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast” by Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer.

April

April 4: Great Lakes/Great Books Club, 10:30am-12pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as setting are discussed with a facilitator from Write On, Door County. This month: “Words on Water 2017” by Richard Purinton.

May

May 2: Great Lakes/Great Books Club, 10:30am-12pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as setting are discussed with a facilitator from Write On, Door County. This month: “Barksins” by E. Annie Proulx.

The Great Lakes make up 84% of North America’s surface fresh water and about 21% of the world’s supply of surface fresh water.

The Great Lakes water system is the largest inland shipping system in the world.

The only Great Lake entirely within the U.S. is Lake Michigan.

Lake Michigan’s shores hold the largest fresh water sand dunes in the world.

The Great Lakes were formed due to glacial movements that caused depressions in the earth that eventually filled with water.

Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are considered one lake hydrologically since they are connected by the Straits of Mackinac.

Although it falls under the category of what we define as a lake, Lake Superior acts more like an inland sea.

There are 9,000-year-old animal-herding structures below Lake Huron.

The Lake Huron shoreline extends 3,827 miles and encompasses 30,000 islands. It is the longest shoreline of the Great Lakes.

The water in Lake Erie is recycled every 2.6 years, the shortest of any Great Lake.

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