Sherwood Point Light Station
Sherwood Point Road on Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
The last manned lighthouse on the Great Lakes, automated in 1983
Note the hand-built stone fence surrounding the property.
Photo taken by J.R. Manning in September 2015
+44.89276, -87.4335744°53'34" N, 87°26'01" W
This lighthouse is NOT open to the public. The facility is operated as a rest and recuperation center for members of the US military. It is only open to the public every June during the Annual Lighthouse Festival.
Still in operation, although automated, the light is an important marker to Sturgeon Bay from Green Bay. A canal runs southeast from Sturgeon Bay that allows passage from Green Bay to Lake Michigan, this lighthouse marks the way.
National Register information
- Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 19, 1984
- Reference number
- Areas of significance
- Commerce; Engineering; Transportation
- Level of significance
- Evaluation criteria
- A - Event; C - Design/Construction
- Property type
- Historic functions
- Water-related; Single dwelling; Coast guard facility
- Current functions
- Single dwelling; Water-related; Coast guard facility
- Period of significance
- Significant year
- September 22, 2015: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status, Added Description and Added Photos