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Baileys Harbor Birdcage Lighthouse

Baileys Harbor Birdcage Lighthouse Door County Wisconsin

Baileys Harbor Birdcage Lighthouse

This morning tour is from along the winter shoreline of Lake Michigan in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. You will get a glimpse and 360-degree view of the island that the Baileys Harbor birdcage lighthouse sits on and winter Lake Michigan shoreline

Icy Lake Michigan

After a few snowfalls, the shoreline of Lake Michigan has mini ice chunks and pancake type ice building up in her steel blue colored waters.

Shores of Lake Michigan

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Below is the view of the Lakeshore looking toward the lighthouse.

Lake Michigan View

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The lighthouse is hidden among tall cedars and hardwoods.  One excellent way to view the island is by including a 360-degree video.

360 Video View

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Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)


Full View of the Island and Lighthouse

 

Birdcage Lighthouse Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin

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A Little History on the Lighthouse

The Baileys Harbor Birdcage style lighthouse was the third lighthouse built in Door County, Wisconsin.

Birdcage Lighthouse Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
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The lighthouse started construction in 1852 and was first lit in 1853. It is one of the most unique lighthouses built, being one of four lighthouses in the country to have retained its bird-cage lantern.

Birdcage Lighthouse Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin

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Privately Owned Island

The lighthouse is now a privately owned island that is popular for people to kayak around during the summer months and the lighthouse and island are enjoyed as a summer home by the private landowners.

Hope you enjoyed the 360-degree Baileys Harbor Birdcage Lighthouse tour!

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