Sturgeon Bay Canal Light

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Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Light[1]
Sturgeon Bay Canal Light August 2015.jpg
Sturgeon Bay Canal Light is located in Wisconsin
Sturgeon Bay Canal Light
LocationSturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Coordinates44°47′42.038″N 87°18′48.03″W / 44.79501056°N 87.3133417°W / 44.79501056; -87.3133417Coordinates: 44°47′42.038″N 87°18′48.03″W / 44.79501056°N 87.3133417°W / 44.79501056; -87.3133417[1]
Year first lit1899
ConstructionSteel / Iron
Tower shapeCylindrical
Tower height98 feet (30 m)
Original lensSecond order Fresnel lens
Range17 nautical miles (31 km; 20 mi)[1]
CharacteristicRed, flashing 10 s[1]
Heritageplace listed on the National Register of Historic Places Edit this on Wikidata
Sturgeon Bay Canal Lighthouse
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built1899 (1899)
MPSU.S. Coast Guard Lighthouses and Light Stations on the Great Lakes TR
NRHP reference #84003666[2]
Added to NRHPJuly 19, 1984

The Sturgeon Bay Canal lighthouse is a lighthouse located at the Coast Guard station near Sturgeon Bay in Door County, Wisconsin.

Situated on the east side of the south entrance to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, as the Sherwood Point Light Station.[2] Originally constructed in 1899, instability forced the addition of steel bracing in 1903. It is similar to the reinforced Devils Island Lighthouse.

There are two lighthouses at this location, the other being the Sturgeon Bay Canal North Pierhead Light.


  1. ^ a b c d Light List, Volume VII, Great Lakes (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2014.
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.


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