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Quarterdeck Marina, Sturgeon Bay, WI 7/9-11/2019
Our Lake Michigan crossing was smooth and uneventful and we were so happy to be in Sconny! One more step closer to home. We live so close to Wisconsin, spend plenty of time here and have lots of family and friends that live here, so other than the fact that we are NOT Packer fans, it feels like home. Especially when we walked into the Grey Stone Bar and it was filled with taxidermy! Yup, we're in Wisconsin!
We were also back in Jimmy's territory and stocked up at the Sturgeon Bay EconoFoods!
Quarterdeck Marina was a good place to be for a few days. It's smack dab in the middle of Cruiser Yacht country, BELLA's brand, which are manufactured in Oconto, WI, across the bay. Amenities were great - pool, bags, outdoor fireplace, grills, walking distance to town, laundry. We needed an oil change and Quarterdecks service center was able to fit us in so we are set for the rest of the trip. Skipperbuds Sales is also located at Quarterdeck, so since we've had some folks interested in BELLA, we thought we'd get a quote from them incase we decide to sell her. We also enjoyed touring a few of the new Cruiser Yachts on the dock!
Quarterdeck is also the marina where Piltzy's folks have their boat, The Maryacht. She's now for sale across the way at another marina in Sturgeon Bay. We checked her out on our walk. She's a beauty!!!
We also did a side trip up Door County to Egg Harbor. It was a fun afternoon. A little lunch at a new brewery, a little shopping and checking out marinas. Egg Harbor's shops all have a signature egg outside their entrance, each had a unique spin....
We also got to tour the Door County Maritime Museum. Again, it was a 6 degrees situation.....the receptionist at the museum was from Caledonia, MN ;) They had a cool interactive shipwreck display, the John Purves, a ship building history section (Sturgeon Bay was a power house at one time in ship building) and a great model vessel display.
And one last pic. What every marina needs......
More from the Wisconsin side later~
Tom & Sue Slightam
Read along as we circumnavigate the eastern half of the United States and southern Canada on the Great Loop on our boat BELLA, a Cruiser 460 Express.