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Name: Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, United States

Location: Sturgeon Bay Canal, Lake Michigan.


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Photo: Alan Culley

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

Notes:
The present skeletal steel framework was added in 1903 around the 1899 steel tower, which solved an earlier vibration problem.

Tower Height: 98

Height of Focal Plane: 107

Characteristic and Range: Red flash every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, cylindrical steel tower with hexagonal steel bracing.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Keeper's quarters.

Date Established: 1899

Date Present Tower Built: 1899

Optics: 1899: Third order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Directions:
This lighthouse is at the end of Lake Forest Park Road, on the north side of the Sturgeon Bay Canal, close to Highway 42-57 and the Bay View Bridge. The lighthouse is usually closed to the public, but it is open during the Door County Lighthouse Walk in late May.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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