Cana Island Lighthouse & Tower remains one of the Door County’s premier tourist attractions despite the fact that the island is occasionally, once again, a true island.
The rising waters of Lake Michigan over the past couple of years now, at times, cover the causeway leading from the mainland parking lot to the island. This has been troublesome for some visitors.
“We want to stress that we are still open for business,” said Amy Paul, the museum’s Executive Director. While strong winds and waves might cause an occasional lighthouse closing, the opportunity still exists to see one of the most photographed lighthouses on Lake Michigan.
And help has arrived for those who would prefer not to get their feet wet. The museum has now implemented a tractor-drawn hay wagon with seats and sides to traverse the causeway.
“This is a unique opportunity to experience a new addition to the Cana Island experience,” says Paul, referring to the wagon ride. “It will again ensure that everyone will have the opportunity to see the lighthouse/island which is in the midst of a multi-million-dollar phased restoration project.”
Those planning to wade across the causeway when wet are urged to have water-repellent footwear to avoid injury from rocks and sharp zebra mussels that have been deposited on the causeway.