By Tim Kowols
Close to 150 years of history reside in the walls of the Baileys Harbor Range Lights with volunteers doing everything they can to keep it alive for generations to come. Work continues on the Upper Range Light six years after the neighboring Lower Range Light underwent its own complete restoration in 2013. Ridges Sanctuary volunteer Ed Miller says the most interesting part of restoring the historic lighthouse is the research behind bringing it to its former glory.
Miller says they are currently removing the wallpaper and hope the restoration efforts will be completed when the Range Lights celebrate their 150th anniversary next year. The Baileys Harbor Range Lights were installed in 1869 to aid navigation into the town’s harbor.