U.S. Coast Guard
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
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.
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