By Terry Kovarik
Historical documentation is delaying the removal of the Fresnel lenses from the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse and the Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse. The U.S. Coast Guard originally planned to remove the Kewaunee lens this month. That was put on hold, however, as the U.S. Coast Guard needed paperwork on the Algoma lens to be finished before work began on either lighthouse. U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Engineer Wayne Kean says the documentation process is lengthy out of necessity.
Both lenses are scheduled to be removed in 2019. Kean says both projects will likely take place in the same week.