By Terry Kovarik
The on again, off again plans to remove the Fresnel lenses from two area lighthouses are off again. Kewaunee officials have been notified by the U.S. Coast Guard that they’re postponing the lense removals for the Kewaunee Pierhead and Algoma Pierhead lighthouses until spring. The Coast Guard had moved up the timetable after historical documentation on the Algoma lense was completed early than expected. Kewaunee Lighthouse Committee Chair Robin Nelson says weather predictions caused the rescheduling.
Once the Fresnel lenses are removed, the Kewaunee lens will be displayed at the Kewaunee History Center while the Algoma lens will go to the Northpoint Lighthouse Museum in Milwaukee.