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Midwestern Model Ships & Boats Contest

May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 4:00 pm

Check out the Midwest’s longest-running model contest and vote on your favorite! The models will be on display to the public Saturday and Sunday. Friday is a model setup.

Contest Dates: May 19-21, 2023


Schedule of Activities
Friday, May 19th
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Models accepted.
10 a.m. – 1:00. Research appointments in archives. Please email Hannah
Patten hpatten@wisconsinmaritime.org or call 920-684-0218 x 112 to set up your
request and appointment time. Requests must be made no later than May 1st.
5:00-6:30 p.m. Dinner with Friends at the Harborside Restaurant
6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday Night Social– Enjoy an evening visiting with friends.
This is free of charge to attend!
Saturday, May 20th
9 a.m.: Museum opens, arrival of models up until noon. Judging takes place
throughout the day. Outdoor pond featuring r/c modelers, hosted by WSBA
throughout the day, weather permitting.
Noon: All models must be in place.
1:00 Symposium: Speakers: Bob Steinbrunn- USS North Carolina, BB-55
Chuck Bauer – Building 1/350 scale warships
6:00-8:30 p.m. Dinner, Program, and Awards Ceremony
● At Machut’s Supper Club.
○ Address for banquet facility 3911 Lincoln Ave, Two Rivers, WI 54241.
After dinner program: Brendon Baillod on the model Moonlight
Sunday, May 21st
9 a.m.: Museum opens. Outdoor pond available for r/c modelers until
mid-afternoon, weather permitting.
10 a.m. Modeler’s Morning Mash-Up: Speakers TBD
2 p.m. People’s Choice Award Presentation
2:30 p.m. Models Released

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May 19 @ 8:00 am
May 21 @ 4:00 pm


Wisconsin Maritime Museum
75 Maritime Drive
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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