Phase 2 of Cana Island Restoration Needs More Funding Help

Another century of wind and water has taken its toll on the iconic Cana Island Light Station. The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) and Lighthouse Preservation Society, Inc. is stepping up to repair and preserve the five lighthouse keeper’s buildings that still remain. Donations are needed to support the restoration efforts this summer and in particular, restoration of the three outbuildings at Cana Island Lighthouse that are in desperate need of restoration and repair.

Phase 2 of restoration has begun, however limited funds are an issue for the project. The roofs of the oil house and privy are in need of immediate repair. This phase of the Cana Island Restoration Project will cover restoring these buildings and the barn found on the island. When put out for bid the restoration costs came back much higher this summer than anticipated. No taxpayer money is used to maintain and preserve Cana Island which is why private donations and fees from attendance on the island help fund the restoration projects and the island upkeep.

After fundraising efforts raise the money needed to complete Phase 2 of the restoration efforts, the Door County Maritime Museum will begin fundraising for Phase 3 and Phase 4 of the multi-stage project.

To help preserve and repair Cana Island Lighthouse, donations can be made at or Donations can also be sent to 120 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 or calling 920.743.5958.

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