Range Lights Now a Navigational Aid

On Aug. 18, three members of the Coast Guard station in Two Rivers took the final steps in returning the Range Lights on the Ridges Sanctuary property into working navigational aids by removing the red and white metal directional sign that had been in place for 46 years.

Removal of the metal sign was accomplished by three members of the Two Rivers Coast Guard station – Tom Fey, Daniel Allen and Blaine Bichsel. The Two Rivers unit is responsible for all of the buoys and lighthouses from Manitowoc to Door County, all of surrounding islands and the bay of Green Bay.

Now the red light in the Lower Range Light and the white light in the Upper Range Light are aligned and will help guide vessels safely into the harbor.