Cana Island Lighthouse
Door County, Wisconsin
The Cana Island Lighthouse is one of the most picturesque of any lighthouses still operating
on the Great Lakes today. The beautiful peninsula of Door County has a long and bountiful
tradition of maritime history, including its many lighthouses. Cana Island has illuminated
the coastline on the Lake Michigan side of Door County for over 100 years. Cana Island’s story
involves bricks and mortar, engineering marvels, and, most noteworthy, people. The dedication
of Cana’s keepers and their families over the years was remarkable. Countless mariners relied
on them. Lighthouse life could be challenging, at times tedious, but also extremely rewarding.
Most visitors will agree that Cana Island is indeed an extraordinary place.
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