By Terry Kovarik
Once the U.S. Coast Guard removes the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse Fresnel lens it won’t be long before it will be displayed at the Kewaunee County History Center. The lens had been scheduled for removal in the Spring of 2019. Now it’s set for next week since all historical documentation was completed earlier than expected. Robin Nelson, of the City of Kewaunee Lighthouse Committee, says she’s still cautious about when the removal will happen and glad that will happen sooner rather than later.
The U.S. Coast Guard also plans to remove the Fresnel lens from the Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse next week as well. That lense will go to a museum in Milwaukee.