Pilot Island Lighthouse

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Built 1858, automated 1962. The original light on Plum Island, built in 1848, no longer exists because ship owners and captains complained to the Lighthouse Board that the original Plum Island light was too far to the west, so President Buchanan built the lighthouse on Pilot Island. Built of Cream City brick, this graceful structure is in dire need of repair. Closed to public. No tours. The light is visible only by water and there is no trespassing on Coast Guard property. Narrated boat tours are available through several boat tour companies that go past the lighthouse for viewing & photography mid-May to mid-Oct.

  • Features
    • On Water
  • Tour Type
    • Lighthouses
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Transportation Heritage

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2
Wall-to-Wall Salon Exhibit 5/23/2020 - 6/04/2020 Ephraim - 18.17 miles away
3
58th Annual Juried Exhibit 6/12/2020 - 7/12/2020 Ephraim - 18.21 miles away
4
Door County Festival of Nature 5/22/2020 - 5/24/2020 Baileys Harbor - 22.48 miles away
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Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament 4/23/2020 - 4/26/2020 Baileys Harbor - 22.57 miles away
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Baileys Harbor Blessing of the Fleet Festival 6/06/2020 - 6/07/2020 Baileys Harbor - 22.57 miles away
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Door County Scottie Rally 5/16/2020 Baileys Harbor - 22.59 miles away
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CANCELED - The Play's the Thing 2/03/2020 Baileys Harbor - 24.45 miles away