Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Light House
Canal St., Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA
Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Light House Reviews
Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Light House Jul 05, 2009
Here is one more majestic light house that dots the shores of Lake Michigan.
This lighthouse sits on the channel breakwater guards the shipping channel in Sturgeon Bay and guides cargo, passenger, and leisure-craft safely from the Lake into the Bay of Green Bay as it cuts through the land.
This lighthouse is not open to the public because it is considered a Military Base which has been personnel-only since 9/11.
The shipping canal, completed on June 28, 1878 allowed the waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay to merge whereby creating a safer and shorter shipping route for cargo vessels. By 1892 about 3,949 ships were passing through the canal a year. Passing through the shipping canal cuts the trip from Lake Michigan to Green Bay by approximately 150 miles and spares ships from traveling through the Peninsula's tip and the dreaded "Deaths Door" passage.
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