The New Case For Our Fresnel Lens

Kewaunee Lighthouse to get new Fresnel Lens case

Dan Vogel has begun construction of the new case for our Fresnel Lens. The lens needs to be cleaned by a specialist (there are only a couple of people in the entire US who do that kind of work) and once cleaned will be placed into the new case.

Friends of the Kewaunee Lighthouse Start $30K Window Restoration Campaign

Renovations to Begin

The original windows for the lighthouse

This spring the lighthouse will undergo repair and restoration as part of the waterfront redevelopment project in the city. The windows have been protecting the lighthouse since 1909 and need repair to the original condition so that the lighthouse can remain on the Wisconsin Historical Register and maintain it’s eligibility for the National Registry.

Fundraising Goal for the Kewaunee Lighthouse

More of the original windows for the lighthouse

  Our goal is $ 30,000.“It’s a complicated restoration,” said Jayne Conard, President of the Friends. “ There will be scaffolding on the outside of the lighthouse, and there are thirty windows to repair or replace.”The windows are made of wood, many are covered on the outside. The windows will include an aluminum storm when finished. 

Donations to the Kewaunee Lighthouse Project

Donations may be sent to the Kewaunee Nicolet Bank at:

519 Main St.
Kewaunee, WI 54216

For more information call 920-388-2728 or submit a request through our Contact Us form.