Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse

The Algoma Lighthouse received a brand new coat of paint in the Fall of 2014
View Website Favorite (14) 60 Steele Street - Algoma, WI 54201
Information: 920-487-2041

Originally a square white wooden tower structure built in 1893, the iconic red lighthouse was established in 1908.  A fog horn was added in 1910 and still operates on a volunteer basis through marine band radio.

The steel tower lighthouse came from Muskegon, Michigan; the rock came from Sturgeon Bay; and sand came from Green Island. The work needed 50 men (half of them were from Algoma). General Douglas MacArthur helped design the pier as an engineer.

Individual light keepers worked until it was automated in 1973. As far as records have been kept, there has been no known tragedies involved with the lighthouse. Operational, no tours. Sunrise to sunset, the Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse provide spectacular photo opportunities.

  • Features
    • On Water
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Wisconsin History
    • Transportation Heritage

Nearby Places

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BrewVino Roast 6/06/2020 Algoma - 0.12 miles away
2
Algoma Annual Car Show 6/20/2020 Algoma - 0.27 miles away
3
Door County Lighthouse Festival 6/12/2020 - 6/14/2020 Sturgeon Bay - 15.52 miles away
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CANCELED - Shipyard Tours of Sturgeon Bay 5/02/2020 Sturgeon Bay - 15.66 miles away
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Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair 5/23/2020 - 5/24/2020 Sturgeon Bay - 15.7 miles away
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Steel Bridge Songfest 6/12/2020 - 6/13/2020 Sturgeon Bay - 15.95 miles away
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Door County Wine Fest 6/27/2020 Sturgeon Bay - 16.47 miles away
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UW-Green Bay Concert Series at the Weidner Center 9/16/2019 Green Bay - 24.85 miles away