The 97 steps of the tower bring visitors to the watch deck. Just above the watch deck is the third order Fresnel lens that was hand-crafted in France. The light has been in continuous use since it was first lit, making it one of the few lighthouses in the U.S. whose original lens is still functioning as an active navigational aid.
Finally, climb through the narrow hatchway to reach the outside gallery deck. More than 100 years ago, the horizon was dotted with the billowing white sails of schooners. Now, visitors are treated to an unbroken Lake Michigan vista and a spectacular look at Moonlight Bay and the peninsula.
For your safety, we do have a few rules for climbing the lighthouse tower:
Please be aware that occasionally wind and weather cause water to flow over the causeway.
Come prepared with boots or other footwear that can withstand the water and protect your feet.