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CANA ISLAND LIGHT

State: WISCONSIN
Location: LAKE MICHIGAN / BAILEYS HARBOR / NORTH BAY
Nearest City: BAILEYS HARBOR
County: DOOR
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1870


Cana Island Light
Photo by Terry Pepper, 2000
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1869
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1945
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE
  • Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK/1902 STEEL SHELL
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 81
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1870
  • Present Optic: THIRD ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 89
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1870
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: FRONT GABLE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, STORAGE BUILDING, PRIVY

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM, INC.

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses To Visit for access information)

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #76000201
Name of Listing: CANA ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1976

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED LIGHT AT BAILEYS HARBOR; ENCASED IN STEEL SHELL IN 1902



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