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Celebrating Lighthouses’ Sesquicentennials

The Cana Island Lighthouse and the Baileys Harbor Range Lights are both celebrating their 150th anniversaries this year, so community-wide festivities will take place throughout 2019 in Baileys Harbor (baileysharbor.doorcounty.com).

The Ridges Sanctuary (ridgessanctuary.org) will honor the range-lights anniversary on June 7, 3-6 pm, which coincides with the Spring Lighthouse Festival. The Door County Maritime Museum (dcmm.org) will recognize the Cana Island Lighthouse anniversary on Aug. 7, 3-6 pm, which is National Lighthouse Day.

Both celebrations will feature speakers, the invited descendants of past lighthouse keepers, live music and refreshments; and new, lighthouse-themed banners throughout the downtown area will welcome visitors all year.

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