A long-standing relationship between the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and the Door County Historical Society will continue until 2036 after a new 15-year lease was announced on Monday.
The Door County Historical Society has partnered with the United States Coast Guard, Bureau of Land Management, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in preserving the over 150-year-old structure ever since it was saved from an uncertain fate in 1960. The lighthouse has since been an attraction inside Peninsula State Park thanks to restoration efforts and guided tours. With grand plans for the lighthouse on the horizon, Door County Historical Society Executive Director Bailey Koepsel says she is happy the relationship will continue.
The site operates as a museum between May and October and still serves as a functional navigational aid for those crossing the Strawberry Channel.
Picture of Executive Director Bailey Koepsel at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, courtesy Cody LaCrosse