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!
Jennifer Boehme says
I would love to visit them in person. It’s been many years since I seen a couple as a child. I love looking at them and the peace they seem to have.
Jill H says
I miss the water, I think the last light house I saw was on Lake Superior, I would love to go to Door County with girlfriends, it looks like you had a great time.
Kim Pincombe Cole says
I grew up in both Wisconsin & Michigan – so we spent our Summer’s camping in Door County! It is so beautiful.
Love lighthouses. One of our bathrooms is all lighthouses. Looks like a beautiful place to visit!
Laura Cerny says
I love Door County and I love lighthouses. Enough said! Beautiful photos, Donna.
Thank you, Laura!