The shipwreck of the Australasia, sunk in 1896, and artifacts from the 1928 downing of the M.J. Bartelme can be found just off Cana Island's coast.Got it!
Activities at Cana Island and Lighthouse include the haywagon rides, kayak tours, tours of lighthouse and other buildings, walks on the beach, picnics, and island exploration.Got it!
Ambitious view seekers can climb the 97-step spiral staircase to top of the 89-foot lighthouse tower to take in sweeping views of Lake Michigan, the Door Peninsula, and nearby islands—just as the lightkeepers would have done each night.Got it!
Now on National Register of Historic Places, the lighthouse was manned from 1870–1945 until automated. The Door County Maritime Museum took over upkeep in the 1970s in order to preserve this beautiful island and historic lighthouse.Got it!
Travelers can visit the lighthouse most days May through October, and they can get special tours and experiences during the Lighthouse Festival, held most years in June and October.Got it!
Waves of Lake Michigan
Standing on the edge of Cana Island, looking eastward toward Michigan, hearing the waves roll in and crash against the stone beach.