Baileys Harbor Light

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Baileys Harbor Light
Baileys Harbor Light is located in Wisconsin
Baileys Harbor Light
Location Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
Coordinates 45°03′21″N 87°05′49″W / 45.05583°N 87.09694°W / 45.05583; -87.09694Coordinates: 45°03′21″N 87°05′49″W / 45.05583°N 87.09694°W / 45.05583; -87.09694
Deactivated 1869
Construction Stone
Original lens Sixth order Fresnel lens

The Baileys Harbor lighthouse is a lighthouse located near Baileys Harbor in Door County, Wisconsin.

Construction of Baileys Harbor Lighthouse began in 1852 and in 1853 David Ward became the first lighthouse keeper. It was the third lighthouse constructed in Door County after the lighthouses on Rock Island and Plum Island. An 1866 inspection declared the lighthouse was in "very defective condition" and in late fall of 1869 it closed. This coincided with the opening of the Baileys Harbor Range Lights and Cana Island Lighthouse in 1870. Today the island is privately owned and the lighthouse is in decay but still standing.[1]

Replaced by the Baileys Harbor Range Lights and the Cana Island Lighthouse in 1869. It is one of four lighthouses in the country to have retained its bird-cage lantern.


  1. ^ "Baileys Harbor Lighthouse". LighthouseFriends. Archived from the original on 2016-08-17. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 

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