Cana Island Lighthouse tower, house reopen to public after restoration

BAILEYS HARBOR – Safe to say John and Madeline Holstrom are lighthouse buffs. They not only have visited lighthouses across the Midwest and the country, they got married in one, the Wind Point Lighthouse in Racine.

So it’s no surprise the couple from Naperville, Illinois, was excited to visit Cana Island Lighthouse when its light tower and keeper’s house reopened for public viewing Friday for the first time this year. They hadn’t been to the iconic Door County light in four or five years, they said, and this time they climbed the 97 steps of the tight, cast-iron spiral staircase to get to the outdoor lookout deck at the top of the 89 -foot-tall tower overlooking Lake Michigan. The deck was open for the first time in eight years.

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