Door Peninsula, 80 mi (129 km) long, NE Wis., between Green Bay and Lake Michigan; a canal at Sturgeon Bay bisects the peninsula. Cherry growing and tourism are the chief industries. The peninsula was visited as early as the 17th cent. by French explorers and missionaries. Ellison Bay, Fish Creek, and Egg Harbor are among the towns located on the peninsula.
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