Door County Maritime Museum Cana Island

Door County Maritime Museum Cana Island

Visitors to Cana Island walk across the rock causeway from the Door County mainland to the island. The history of the lighthouse is told inside the keeper's house where, beginning in 1869, the first of a number of lighthouse keepers tended to the light which guided sailors and protected them from the dangerous shoals extending out from the island into Lake Michigan. Also preserved is the oil house, where fuel for the light was stored prior to days when electricity came to the island.