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milwaukeeDay three of our lighthouse tour took us from Milwaukee to Green Bay through small fishing towns and on some serious hikes for a glimpse at the Wisconsin lighthouses! We started our day saying goodbye to Milwaukee in the best way – at the Milwaukee Pierhead & Breakwater Light. Our travels there took us into some serious construction, through opening day of baseball traffic and under a major express way. When we finally arrived it was well worth all the zigzagging and we were joined by local fisherman taking advantage of the beautiful weather. After taking our signature selfie we continued north traveling to one of our favorite lighthouses, 1656342_10104763267780004_404374100_nthe Manitowoc Breakwater Light – while it was a hike out to see it with blistering winds we suited up and braved the cold. The pier, guarded by a blue rail, soon disappears extending outward to a two foot path with sloping sides. Once out to the light the stairs remain open allowing a heightened view of Lake Michigan and the surrounding lakeshore. Heading back to the car we were greeted by an elderly man and his very friendly dog. He talked of the area, we shared stories and before we departed he handed us a laminated million dollar bill with a picture of his face on it. Forever part of our story we continued on to see Two Rivers North Pier Light where we jumped out for another quick selfie, only to have a local couple drive past and give us a thumbs up…this is the moment we knew we were on the right path. We then headed to Rawley Point Lighthouse and ended our day at Kewaunee Pierhead. More than ready to settle into our hotel, we hit the town looking for dinner and ended up at Titletown Brewing located in an old train station. The beer, food, staff and atmosphere was amazing; a recommended location to dine if you’re ever in the area!

 

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