Our next Port was Kewaunee. We only stayed for a long afternoon, but it was a fun one! First up, we went to tour the Tug Ludington.
While there, a Coast Guard Patrol Boat was in-port. I got to talk to the Coast Guard folks for a little while about the Patrol Boat and found out that the patrol boat was worth more than $4.5 million!!
We have a little tradition on the Cheryl Ann with eating “Grilled Cheeses!” Cheryl (my Mother-in-Law) makes grilled cheese with cheddar, turkey and tomato – boy are they delicious!! Cheryl made the first grilled cheese of the trip while we were at Kewaunee.
After lunch we went on a walk to checkout the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse. According to the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act:
The lighthouse personifies early twentieth century lighthouse architecture and engineering. It exemplifies design and construction methods used in building lighthouses and fog signal buildings on piers during that time period. This structure possesses its original location, setting and design, and embodies historical qualities of integrity in materials, workmanship, feeling and association. The lighthouse lantern room houses a historic fifth order Fresnel lens with an electric light that is currently used by the USCG as a navigational aid. The character and appearance of Kewaunee Pierhead light are largely unchanged from when it was established as an aid to navigation.
After the walk to the Lighthouse, we took off and stopped at our next port, Sturgeon Bay. Not sure where we are headed after that, but I am sure it is going to be a fun trip!!
That’s it for now
~ Kristen ~