The Ridges Sanctuary has received a $1,000 Emergency Relief Grant from the United States Lighthouse Society, a nonprofit historical and educational organization based in Hansville, Washington. Of the 35 grant recipients, only two were in Wisconsin. The other was the Northpoint Lighthouse Friends group in Milwaukee.
The Ridges (ridgessanctuary.org) will use the grant for insurance, maintenance and utility costs associated with operating the range lights, which a committed group of Ridges staff and volunteers preserve.
“The grant is especially appreciated as we have worked to maintain the iconic range lights during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Executive Director Andy Gill. “The lights have played a critical role in the history of Baileys Harbor and in the founding of The Ridges.”
The range lights are open for tours Thursday-Saturday, 11 am – 2 pm; and Sunday-Wednesday, 11 am – 1 pm.