By Paul Schmitt
Plum Island in Door County is undergoing a preservation and restoration of old and historic maritime structures. The maritime structure sets being restored are from the 1896 era and have been out of commission since the 1960’s and 1990’s, according to Dustan Hoffman, a Park Ranger with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Hoffman says the nearly $7 million project includes the Plum Island keepers quarters next to the range light and a life-saving station that has a unique historical significance.
The Green Bay National Fish & Wildlife Service has been in control of Plum Island the past ten years and Hoffman says the Friends of Plum and Pilot Island organization has spearheaded the fundraising efforts to get the projects completed.
(photo by Jim Robinson)