John Purves and Cana Island Light Station to Open May 1

In May the Door County Maritime Museum will open a couple attractions that have been closed for the winter. On May 1, 10 am – 3:30 pm daily, the tug John Purves will be open for the season. Explore the entire 149-foot tug, from her engine room to crew cabins, galley and wheelhouse, and get a feel for the daily life of her hard-working 13-man crew. The Purves is an immaculately restored 1960s-era Great Lakes tugboat. For more information visit

LighthouseCana Island Light Station will open April 30 for the season, and will be open daily 10 am – 5 pm. It will be open through Oct. 30. Travel back in time and explore one of the lighthouses that has been standing watch on the shore of Lake Michigan for more than 140 years. Investigate the entire 8.7-acre island that includes the 89-foot-tall light tower, the original home of the lighthouse keeper and his family, and the oil house where fuel for the light was stored. The highlight of any Cana Island visit is climbing the 97 steps of the tower’s spiral staircase to reach the gallery deck. The outside deck delivers a sweeping view of Lake Michigan and the Door Peninsula. For more information visit

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