Fall Lighthouse Festival
October 10-11, 2015
Reacting to the popularity of the Lighthouse Festival each June, the Door County Maritime Museum is offering a couple of its most popular tours Columbus Day weekend. These fantastic nautical adventures will take place October 10-11 with discounts being offered for museum members.
The Chambers Island tour and the Sail Door County Schooner Cruise will be a part of this abbreviated and exciting offering.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 2nd. To reserve your spot on one of these limited tours, contact the Door County Maritime Museum at (920) 743-5958.
Schooner Cruise on the ‘Edith M. Becker’
Departing from the Sister Bay Marina
Saturday 11a.m and 2 pm
$62 for museum members
$65 for non-members
Offered in conjunction with Sail Door County. Capacity: 22 per tour
The cruise offers a sail into yesteryear on a 19th century tall ship. The 2.5-hour cruise is longer and more historically themed than regular schooner trips. It visits the waters adjacent to the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse to present the opportunity for views and photos of the light perched on the bluff. Participants are invited to hoist the sails on the 65-foot schooner Edith M. Becker. Besides the wind and waves, fall colors along the Green Bay shoreline should also enhance this scenic journey. Beverages will be served by the crew and, as tradition requires, the cannon will be fired to signal the end of the cruise.
Departing from Sister Bay Marina for two tours at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 10, 2015
Street parking preferred. Please arrive not later than 15 min. prior to your departure time. Layered clothing/jackets recommended; it is cooler on the water and more exposed to wind.
Chambers Island Tour
Departs Fish Creek dock aboard the Quo Vadis
$65 for museum members
$69 for non-members
Offered in conjunction with Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours. Capacity: 50 per tour
A journey to Chambers Island is a one of the Lighthouse Festival’s enduring offerings and will be presented in the same format as in June. As has been the case the past couple of years, transportation will not be provided from the Chambers Island dock to the lighthouse. Access to the historic lighthouse requires a 1-1/2 mile docent-led hike across the island. Lighthouse caretakers will meet the tours as they arrive at the house and provide a remarkable account of both the history of the island and its lighthouse. There you will be able to soak up the amazing view and climb to the lantern room platform. Note: Good hiking shoes are recommended and participants should be in good enough shape to handle the hike. Time on the island will be approximately 2 hours.
Departing from Fish Creek dock adjacent to Clark Park aboard the Quo Vadis for two tours at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Sunday, October 11, 2015.
No public parking is available in the Marina lot, which is restricted to slip owners. Street parking only. Please allow ample time for parking on Spruce or Cedar Streets. Please arrive not later than 15 min. prior to your departure time. Proper footwear suitable for a lengthy hike and layered clothing/jackets recommended.
- Eagle Bluff Lighthouse