Door County Maritime Museum Speakers Series Presents Marine Travelift Inc., Builders of World’s Largest Boat Hoist, Mar 4

The Door County Maritime Museum and Friends of the Maritime Museum continue their popular Winter Speakers Series on Thursday, March 4, at 7 pm at the Museum in Sturgeon Bay.

This next program will be presented by Marine Travelift Inc. and center on the firm’s design and construction of the largest boat hoist in the world. The 1000C hoist is capable of lifting vessels up to 1,000 metric tons and is the most recent of more than 20 mega boat hoists the Sturgeon Bay manufacturer has delivered in the past decade. More than half have capacities of 600 tons or greater.   The new 1,000 ton lift was purchased by Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. in Norfolk, Virginia.

The series concludes March 25 the Museum’s Executive Director Bob Desh will present the final program in the series. He will discuss the International Ice Patrol and the role it has played tracking icebergs since being formed in the wake of the Titanic disaster. While in the U.S. Coast Guard, Desh served as the commanding officer of the Ice Patrol.

The Friends of the Door County Maritime Museum is an organization dedicated to assisting the Museum both through fund raising projects and volunteer service. Admission to the program is free. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends. Donations are appreciated.

For more information on the Speakers Series or the Museum call 920.743.5958 or visit

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