Staircase Sketch

It started as an idea when we asked,
"Why isn't there a way to get to the shore?"

Porte des Morts Staircase Project

July 27, 2018: Complete! Open For Business!

The Porte des Morts Staircase is open to the public beginning, Friday, July 27, 2018. With the exceptions of a few finishing details, park visitors may make their way to the shore at this Liberty Grove park. Pictured below is the new staircase from many angles and views.


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Pictured above are some of the men responsible for the success of this project. From left, Bud, (Walter) Kalms, Liberty Grove Administrator, James Creed, Henry's Bend Construction, John Touscany, Neptune's Dive Club, Pat Hockers & Chris Hockers, Hockers Excavating, and Steve Parent, Baudhuin Engineering

July 13, 2018: First two stairs are in. Woo Hoo!

June 10, 2018: Concrete Footings have been poured on the top and middle landing areas. See the virtual tour of the the projects progrees above. Click and drag around the image area. To see the entire 360ยบ view, click on the white arrows to move to additonal panorama views of the Porte des Morts Satircase Project!

June 3, 2018: Work has begun at the park. Hocker's Excavating is shaping the bluff to make way for our stairway to the shore. See photos on the project Facebook page here

May 14, 2018: Zoning permits have been issued by Liberty Grove. Stakes are in the ground defining property lines and setbacks. The project can proceed based on the contractor's schedule.

March, 2018:Liberty Grove Town board has voted 5-0 in favor of accepting the bid from Henry's Bend Construction & Hockers Excavating for the Porte des Morts Staircase Project. And move forward to the construction phase of the project. See here: March 21, 2018

January, 2018:Liberty Grove publishes Request for Proposal in Door County Advocate for Porte des Morts Staircase Project. See here: January 6, 2018

November, 2017:Liberty Grove approves moving ahead with PDMSP. Signs grant agreement with Wisconsin Coastal Management. See Liberty Grove meeting minutes here: November 15, 2017

July, 2017:Porte des Morts Staircase Project has received funding from Wisconsin Coastal Management Program.Learn more here: Bay Lake July 2017 Newsletter

February, 2017: Joel Kitchens, 1st District Assemblyman for Door County announces grant from Wisconsin Coastal Management Program to fund Porte des Morts Staircase Project. Learn more on the Joel Kitchens web page.