Sherwood Point Lighthouse, located near Idlewild in Door County, Wisconsin was officially established in 1883, after a two-year battle over title to the site. Situated on the west side of the north entrance to Sturgeon Bay, the point is named for Peter Sherwood, who settled there in 1836.

The Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan Ship Canal and Harbor Company was formed in the early 1870s to create a canal between Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan, in the hopes of reducing the length of the shipping route into Green Bay. As the city of Sturgeon Bay began to grow in the 1870s as both a port and commercial center, it became increasingly clear that a lighthouse was needed to illuminate the mouth of the bay, especially since the canal was nearing completion and the closest lighthouse was... 


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Sherwood Point Lighthouse is a USCG military rental property open to all authorized WMR Patrons. For additional information, or to book your stay, Please  visit vacationrentaldesk.com.