By Tim Kowols
Efforts to restore the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse should get a major boost as its neighboring harbor gets a facelift. The city’s lighthouse committee and its supporting non-profit groups are working to restore and replace windows and other important parts of the historic structure to protect it from further disrepair. Committee chairperson Robin Nelson says they need close to $310,000 in funds to bring the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse to its former beauty and calls the overall harbor restoration project a great way to tie the community together.
The city of Kewaunee received $4.22 million in harbor assistance grants to pay for the project, with over $200,000 in funds going towards the restoration of the lighthouse.