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Cana Island Lighthouse Restoration

Tax deductible

The Cana Island Restoration Project is an on-going process of restoring Cana Island Lighthouse to ensure she stands tall for generations to come.  

In 2009, the Door County Maritime Museum, Door County Parks Department, and the Historic Structures Report project team identified basic flaws in the current buildings that hindered access by the public, limited interpretation , and caused general degrading of the building infrastructure over time that will, if left unaddressed, result in the loss of historic integrity.

Phase 1 of the Restoration Project has been completed and included new restroom facilities and a maintenance building; a parking lot; repair to the copper roof; repainting of the tower; repaired masonry on the tower and keeper's house; restoration of windows and doors; and many other updates.

Phase 2 will begin in 2017 and includes restoring the out buildings including the oil house, privy and barn.

We are now fundraising for Phase 3 of our Restoration Project.  Funds will be used to build a center to include a gift shop, admissions office and an interpretive area.  This center will also house the 3rd Generation Fresnel Lens when it is retired from the lighthouse and replaced. We need your help to accomplish this goal.  Please consider donating to the Cana Island Restoration Fund to ensure future generations can enjoy the rich maritime history of Cana Island Lighthouse.

Phase 4 is scheduled for 2018 will restore the interior of the keeper’s house ($800,000).


Door County Maritime Museum
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society In
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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