Pilot Island Lighthouse

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Information: 414-747-7188
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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
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Transportation Heritage
  • Tour Type
    • Lighthouses

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All Things Lavender: Lavender Massage in the Fields 6/28/2019 - 6/29/2019 Washington Island - 3.09 miles away
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All Things Lavender: Walk in the Lavender Fields 7/01/2019 - 8/17/2019 Washington Island - 3.09 miles away
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Door County Cheese Festival 6/22/2019 Ellison Bay - 9.04 miles away
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Uncork Summer Food, Wine, Cider & Music Festival 6/22/2019 Ellison Bay - 9.06 miles away
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Paddlefest 6/22/2019 Sister Bay - 13.81 miles away
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Sister Bay Concerts and Movies in the Park 6/19/2019 - 9/01/2019 Sister Bay - 13.93 miles away
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Fourth of July Celebration in Baileys Harbor 7/03/2019 - 7/05/2019 Baileys Harbor - 20.94 miles away