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View from my family's boat of Little Sister Bay in Lake Michigan

The wedding will take place on June 30, 2012 in Sturgeon Bay, WI.  For those of you who are not Wisconsin natives, Sturgeon Bay is on a canal connecting the bay side and lake side of Lake Michigan that is used for ship building and shipping.  Lake Michigan is huge, it operates like a small ocean; complete with tides.  There are a few main differences: 1. There are no man-eating critters (unless you are a believer in the loch ness monster), there will be no salt in your eyes, and the fish are not nearly as colorful (but they are quite tasty as you will find out).  The end of June is the most popular time of year for visitors, therefore we encourage advanced reservations.  We have a block of rooms held right now, but they will be released to the public well before the date.  Since a large percentage of the attendees have to trave, we were hoping to provide a mini “destination wedding”.  Most of the happenings will occur on site, so that we can stick together and our friends and family can get to know one and other.  My parents, Casey and I (along with several other couples) will be staying through the 4th of July in order to enjoy and relax in Door County.   If you are planning on staying, please let us know so that we can plan.



  • Enjoy Sturgeon Bay and Leathem Lodge: 2:30-5PM


Where to stay:

We recommend staying at Leathem Smith Lodge and make your reservations ASAP.  Be sure to tell them you are with the Kanzelberger-Coolich party as my mother has arranged special rates.  Since this is a premium weekend in Door County, things book up fast.  Their telephone number is: 920-743-5555



This photo was taken in 2006.

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  1. Jen
    May 2 2012

    1) There ARE, in fact, man-eating critters. They are called lamprey.
    2) Your list only contains one item. Avant garde or oversight?
    3) I believe I took that photo and have not been credited with rights. I sense copyright infringement.
    4) My list is not nearly as avant garde as yours is; the law has ruined my creativity. Drat.


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