The Door County Maritime Museum is figuratively shining a light on its campaign to build an 11-story tower at its location in Sturgeon Bay. The museum recently restored the Fresnel lens that was formerly housed in the Green Bay Entrance Lighthouse on permanent loan from the United States Lighthouse. The light is now situated in the lower lobby of the museum. The lens will sit enclosed atop the tower when it is completed.
The “Reaching New Heights in Our Maritime Heritage” campaign includes an expansion project with an expanded lobby and museum store, the highlight will be the elevator ride to the 10th floor indoor observation deck with its 360-degree view of Sturgeon Bay. From here, visitors will have a simulated lighthouse experience by climbing the spiral staircase to the 11th floor beacon enclosure and open observation deck.
For more information related to the campaign or to support the project, call the museum’s executive director, Rick O’Farrell, at 920.743.5958.