The Door County Historical Society is proud to announce the 150th Anniversary of the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. Please join us on October 15 to commemorate Eagle Bluff’s 150 years of service.
On October 15, 1868, the light beamed from the Eagle Bluff tower for the first time. The lighthouse immediately gained status as an important navigational aid for ships passing through the Strawberry Channel, which was congested with ships delivering people and cargo along the peninsula’s coastline.
Today, the Eagle Bluff light continues to be visible every night of the year. Summer boaters identify their positions in the water by an assigned code of one second on, six seconds off. Winter snowmobilers and ice fisherman find safety on the ice under the light’s steady flash. Eagle Bluff Lighthouse has been protecting the waters of the Strawberry Channel since 1868 and hopefully, the light will continue to serve as a beacon for many years to come.
Lighthouse fans from across the state and nation are invited to the 150th Anniversary celebration on Monday, October 15 at 10:00. The celebration will include a special flag ceremony by the American Legion Post 527 Sister Bay, music from the Gibraltar High School Band, book signings with Barb and Ken Wardius, anniversary cake, and a raffle. Special tours through the beautiful, fully restored home and a tower climb will be provided from 10:30-3:30. The first 100 adult guests to tour the lighthouse will receive free coffee and a cookie.
Eagle Bluff Lighthouse is managed by the Door County Historical Society and is located at 10249 Shore Road in Peninsula State Park. A park sticker is required for entry. This free event will take place on the lighthouse grounds. Admission for guided tours of the lighthouse will be: adults, $8.50; students 13 through 17 are $5.50; youth 6 through 12 are $3.50; and DCHS members and children 5 and under are free. For additional information about this and other programs of the Door County Historical Society, call (920) 421-2332.
Founded in 1926, the Door County Historical Society keeps history alive for future generations through the collection, preservation and sharing of the heritage of Door County. The Society is a membership organization that operates two interpretive sites: Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park and the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.