By Terry Kovarik
Tall ships were the way to get around Door County, the bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan when Eagle Bluff Lighthouse went into operation 150-years ago. Those taking part in the 4th annual Door County Lighthouse Festival have the chance to see how the historic light appeared to those sailing by. The Sail Door County Schooner Cruise is a two-and-half-hour twilight adventure aboard the 65-foot schooner Edith M. Becker. It’ll sail from Sister Bay down toward Peninsula State Park and past the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. Carrie Dorski, of the Door County Maritime Museum, says those on the cruise will see the light in operation and learn more about its’ history.
At the conclusion of the Sail Door County Schooner Cruise, the Becker’s crew will strike the sails and fire a cannon salute. The Door County Fall Lighthouse Festival take place October 6th and 7th. For information on tickets click on to http://www.dcmm.org/exhibits/featured-secondary/fall-lighthouse-festival/