The light station at Sherwood Point was established in 1883. It is still an active light, and today also serves as a Coast Guard residence. The 37 foot tower is attached to the keeper's house . The original lens was a Fourth Order Fresnel, but the present lens is a Fifth Order. The station also retains the original fog signal building, which is the pyramidal structure in the photo. Sherwood Pt. has the distinction of being the last manned lighthouse on the Great Lakes, succumbing to automation in 1983. It is also unique for being the only Door County lighthouse built with red brick rather than limestone or cream colored brick.
Sherwood Pt. guards the entrance to Sturgeon Bay from the Green Bay side. The station is not difficult to find, but the grounds are strictly off-limits to the public. You, can see the site from the road, however.