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Paul Kemiel Wins Award
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Paul Kemiel Wins Award

20-Jul-2017

Contributing Lakeland Boating photographer, Paul Kemiel, of Michigan City, Indiana, was awarded the R.O.S.E. (Recognition of Service Excellence) “Distinguished Artist” plaque by the LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Kemiel was recognized for his editorial coverage of the G.... Read More

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Sturgeon Bay was our home for nearly 10 years. Our daughter was born there; we kept our first boat at SkipperBud’s, right in the shadow of the historic Michigan Street Bridge; and I launched my independent writing career in our 90-year-old house. I had the opportunity to revisit my old hometown this past year, and I realized that the resourceful, hardworking place I came to love so much has truly come into its own. Today, the city nurtures an exploding food, art and music scene and an astonishing array of cultural attractions — all while staying connected to its unique roots. Keeping the waterfront alive Those roots are firmly planted along the waterfront. Lumber, farming and fishing carried the day when settlers first made their homes here in the 1850s; however, when the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal opened in 1882, a new industry boomed. Because the canal ensured easy access to Lake Michigan and Green Bay, thousands of ships no longer had to brave the treacherous, unpredictable Port des Morts (Death’s Door) passage around the peninsula’s tip. Incorporated in 1883, Sturgeon Bay quickly became one of the Great Lakes’ largest shipbuilding cen.....

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