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Start Date: 5/16/2008
End Date: 5/18/2008
Event Times: 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for Keepers' Kin (May 16)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. both tour days (May 17 & 18)

Contact Info

E-mail: bkelsey@

Phone: (920) 743-5958

15th Annual Door County Lighthouse Walk

Tickets for the 15th Annual Door County Lighthouse Walk will go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 3, 2008. The event, held the third full weekend in May, will take place May 17- 18 this year with highlights including the ability to tour the inside of Sherwood Point Lighthouse as well as the ability to climb the tower at Cana Island. Hours of the walk both days are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Lighthouse Walk weekend kicks off on Friday evening, May 16, with the ever popular Keepers' Kin event. Attendees will enjoy a dessert social with relatives of lighthouse keepers and also have the opportunity to listen to a presentation by Dr. Steve Karges. Dr. Karges is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. He has researched and studied the lighthouses of Door County for many years and has written the definitive book on Door County's lighthouses, Keepers of the Lights. In addition he has co-produced and co-wrote with Daniel Larson the video of the Keepers of Cana Island Light & Keepers of the Door. Dr. Karges brings a new and meaningful perspective to Door County's greatest resources. Presentations will occur at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This event has consistently sold out so order your tickets early. The location of this event is still to be determined. Tickets for Keepers' Kin include desserts, the presentation, meeting with the kin, and Museum admission.

On both Saturday and Sunday (May 17 & 18), ticket holders will be able to enjoy the "Walk" itself and learn more about this amazing cluster of lighthouses and beacons on the Door Peninsula and surrounding islands. Additionally, individuals have the opportunity to purchase tickets for boat tours which will take them out and around the outer lights of Door County, including Plum Island, Pilot Island & Rock Island, as well as providing "water views" of four mainland beacons including, Old Baileys Harbor Light (aka The Birdcage), Sturgeon Bay Canal Station, Cana Island, and Sherwood Point.

Ticket Info: Lighthouse Walk Adult Ticket: $12 ($15 after April 30, 2008)
Lighthouse Walk Child Ticket $5 (children aged 5-17)
Boat Tours: Vary in price. Contact the Museum directly.
Keepers' Kin $15

Venue: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society, Inc.

Address: 120 North Madison Avenue

City: Sturgeon Bay

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