The Lighthouses of Door County
There’s something so cool about lighthouses. I just love taking pics of them and if I can climb them it’s an added bonus. When I was in Door County, Wisconsin with some of my fellow North Iowa Bloggers we saw as many of the Light Houses I we could.
The first one we checked out was the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal North Pierhead Light. I loved the red color and it was gorgeous out in the lake. We parked near the coast guard and were able to walk out closer to it.
This impressive red structure is located at the fully operational U.S. Coast Guard station on the Lake Michigan end of the Sturgeon Bay ship canal. The Pier Head navigation light was built in 1882, and the station was built with a tower light in 1899, renovated in 1903 and automated in 1972. The lower level break wall is the only section of the grounds that are open to the public.
The Cana Island Lighthouse was fun because we could climb it.
We got to climb to the top.
The view was spectacular!