Kewaunee has hit milestones with various attractions but has not been able to formally introduce them in the last year. One exciting development is the use of funds from the Smith Charitable Foundation to construct a limestone path connecting the Tug Ludington tugboat and harbor to the pierhead. Smith Park also had four park benches recently installed for visitors. The tugboat, which is on the National Register for Historic Places, started tours again in May. That and the Historical Society will be opened at the same time lighthouse tours are given in June. Preservation Committee member Robin Nelson is excited people will have a chance to view all three.
This year the Kewaunee Lighthouse Preservation Committee was invited to take part and show off the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse in the Door County Lighthouse Festival. The Lighthouse Preservation also added handrails to the lighthouse and look forward to showing off their historic replica door that was installed in 2020, and cost $12,000.