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Door County Maritime Museum

120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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March 2020

Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

March 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Across the Great Lake by Lee Zacharias. "It was a huge and powerful ship with a tall, handsome pilothouse and big smoking stacks, no place for a girl, though I loved it, I cannot tell you how much I loved it." In her eighty-fifth year, Fern Halvorson tells the story of a childhood journey…

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April 2020

Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

April 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Deckhand: Life on Freighters of the Great Lakes by Nelson Haydamaker and Alan D. Millar. With numerous photographs and engaging stories, Deckhand offers an insider's view of both the mundane and intriguing duties performed by deckhands on ore boats. Boisterous port saloons, monster ice jams, near drownings, and the daily drudgery of soogeying--cleaning dirt and…

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May 2020

Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

May 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is The Misunderstood Mission of Jean Nicolet: Uncovering the Story of the 1634 Journey by Patrick J. Jung. So, all those stories of Jean Nicolet’s landing in Wisconsin—of the French explorer stepping off a canoe at Green Bay wearing silken robes in expectation of meeting the Emperor of China—are wrong? So writes Patrick J. Jung…

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