Restoration work has been ongoing at the Copper Harbor Lighthouse, but it remains mostly a mystery to the public. Only so much can be gleaned from a distance and the property connecting Fort Wilkins State Park to the remote structure is privately owned, with no easement in place.
Park Supervisor Bob Wild says he hopes transportation by water can begin again soon.
Wild says the historic lighthouse is always a frequent topic of inquiry from guests.
The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places so all changes, even fixes, have to pass extra scrutiny. The brick exterior had fallen into disrepair, but work on the foundation of the keeper’s quarters was also a part of the project.