About the Lighthouse


…a tribute to the keepers who kept the lamp lit.

Walk in the footsteps of the keepers who served at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse from 1868-1926.

In the aftermath of the Civil War, pioneers made their way to northeastern Wisconsin. Boats carrying the newcomers navigated Green Bay’s treacherous waters guided by the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse…its beam casting a shimmering guiding light 16 miles over the swirling waters. Today, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse provides a glimpse into the earliest history of Door County’s mariners and serves as a proud tribute to the keepers of the light. During a span of 58 years, the lighthouse was maintained by three keepers. Visitors to the lighthouse will delight in recalling life during “Captain” William Duclon’s tenure, the second keeper, who served from 1883 – 1918. Furnished with a selection of the Duclon family’s original furniture — including their cherished piano — the lighthouse recreates life in close quarters and recounts the keepers’ duties.

From Sue:

I work as a tour guide at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum in beautiful Door County, WI. I love Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and enjoy sharing the history and this special home where Walter grew up and lived with his family.

My goal in writing this book is to share the history of this special place and to help raise more awareness for the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum.

I hope you enjoy sharing this fictitious story with your family. Thank you for your support. If you haven’t visited the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum perhaps you’ll want to bring your friends and family in for a tour. Eagle Bluff is open daily with the first tour at 10 a.m. and last tour at 3:30 p.m. from mid May through mid October.

Thank you — and enjoy Door County’s Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Mouse!