Cana Island, Tug John Purves Open for Season

One of the county’s favorite attractions is now open for the season, along with two more historical maritime destinations. 

The Cana Island Lighthouse in Baileys Harbor is welcoming visitors for the season, as is the Tug John Purves at the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) in Sturgeon Bay, and the Death’s Door Maritime Museum in Gills Rock. 

The Cana Island Lighthouse is one of the most recognizable icons of the peninsula and attracts about 40,000 visitors annually. 

The Maritime Museum is also opening three new displays this season. One is Over & Back, an exhibit of Washington Island Ferry history featuring photos by Jim Legault at the Death’s Door location. At the Cana Island keeper’s quarters, staff members have staged several rooms to show what the building might have looked like during the 1920s and 1930s. And in Sturgeon Bay, all 10 floors of the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower have themed exhibits installed.

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