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Door County Annual Lighthouse Festival

May 23, 2012 by

Each June, the Door County Lighthouse Festival brings folks into lighthouses that are normally closed to the public. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the past and present of Wisconsin lighthouses, which have been and continue to be so important to mariners on Lake Michigan.

The Door County Annual Lighthouse Festival runs June 8-10, 2012. 11 tours are offered during the weekend:

  • Trolley Lighthouse Tour: a six hour trolley tour to 5 Door County Lighthouses.
  • Evening Ghost Tour: a haunting experience.
  • Baileys Harbor Lighthouse & Shipwreck: a 2-hour narrated cruise.
  • Island Clipper Cruise: a 6-hour voyage through Death’s Door Strait.
  • Naturalist-Narrated Tour: a 6.5-hour fascinating look at lighthouses and nature.
  • Keeper’s Kin Tour: a cruise featuring desserts and tales from relatives of lighthouse keepers.
  • Chambers Island Tour: cruise to Chambers Island and climb to the top of the lighthouse.
  • Death’s Door Tour: learn about the most history-rich straits on the Great Lakes.
  • Plum Island Tour: a rare chance to tour Plum Island.
  • Sturgeon Bay Area Lighthouse Lunch: lunch aboard the Harbor Lady while enjoying views of the Sherwood Point Lighthouse and Bay Shipyard.
  • Sturgeon Bay Area Fireboat Cruise: 90-minute cruise aboard the retired City of Chicago fireboat Fred A. Busse.

Spend the weekend of June 8-10 on the Door Peninsula and learn about the beacons of light that have guided so many Lake Michigan mariners.

We invite you to visit our Algoma Wisconsin winery, just south of the Door Peninsula, on your way up. Toast Wisconsin lighthouses with glasses of von Stiehl Wisconsin wine; Lakeshore Mist would be an appropriate choice.

Find more information at Door County Lighthouse Festival.

Learn more about von Stiehl at Wisconsin Winery.


Von Stiehl by Boat

May 7, 2012 by

Von Stiehl Winery is about as close as you can get to Lake Michigan without being in Lake Michigan. Actually, the winery sits on the banks of the Ahnapee River, which spills into nearby Lakes Michigan. The walk from the Algoma Marina to our Wisconsin Winery is short and sweet. This makes von Stiehl a great place to visit when you’re out boating on Lake Michigan.

As you’re making your plans for summer outings, whether they be on sailboats or motor boats, put Algoma on the map. Pull your boat into the Algoma Marina and walk up to von Stiehl Winery. Take a tour of the winery or sidle up to the bar for some complimentary wine tasting. On warm afternoons, enjoy drinks and tasty treats on the terrace.

Summer will be here sooner than you think, and warm weekends will be here even sooner. When you feel the urge to get out on Lake Michigan, remember our Algoma Winery. Stop by and pick up some cool Wisconsin white wine to enjoy on the lake, like our Lakehore Fume or our Lakeshore Mist.


The terrace.

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