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Historic Light Station Information
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ILLINOIS


CARTER HARRISON CITY WATERWORKS CRIB WITH LIGHTHOUSE

Photographs:

CARTER HARRISON CITY LIGHTHOUSE


CHICAGO LIGHT

Location: North harbor pier
Station Established: 1832
Year Current/Last Tower(s) First Lit: 1859
Operational: no
Automated: 
Deactivated: 1893
Foundation Materials: 
Construction Materials: steel
Tower Shape: skeletal
Height:
Markings/Pattern: 
Characteristics: 
Relationship to Other Structure:
Original Lens:
Foghorn:   

Historical Information:

Keepers:

Researched and written by Marie Vincent, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.

Photographs:

CHICAGO LIGHTHOUSE


CHICAGO PIERHEAD LIGHT

Photographs:

CHICAGO PIERHEAD LIGHTHOUSE


CHICAGO HARBOR LIGHT

CHICAGO HARBOR ENTRANCE/LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1832
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1893
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1979
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: RUBBLE STONE W/CONCRETE PIER
Construction Materials: CAST IRON W/BRICK LINING
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE/ORIG. RED
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL 1893

Photographs:

CHICAGO HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE


FOUR MILE CRIB LIGHT

Photographs:

No Photograph Available


GROSSE POINT LIGHT

Location: LAKE MICHIGAN 
Station Established: 1872 
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1874 
Operational? NO 
Automated? YES 1935 
Deactivated: 1935 
Foundation Materials: STONE/CONCRETE 
Construction Materials: BRICK ENCASED IN CONCRETE 
Tower Shape: CONICAL ATTACHED TO STORAGE BLDG. 
Markings/Pattern: YELLOW W/RED TRIM 
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED 
Original Lens: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL 1874

Historical Information:

Keepers:

Researched and written by Marie Vincent, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.

Photographs:

GROSSE POINT LIGHTHOUSE


TAYLORSPORT LIGHTHOUSE

TAYLORSPORT, ILLINOIS (?)
Station Established: 1858
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1858
Operational? No
Deactivated: Yes. Date unknown.
Foundation Materials: Unknown
Construction Materials: Unknown
Tower
Shape: Square:
Relationship to Other Structure: Attached
Original Lens: Unknown

Historical Information:

Researched and written by Anne Puppa, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.

Photographs:

No Photograph Available.


WAUKEGAN HARBOR LIGHT

Location: WAUKEGAN HARBOR, ILLINOIS
Station Established: 1899
Year Current Tower Lit: 1899
Operational? NO
Automated? NO
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: PIER
Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Tower Shape: CYLINDRICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FOURTH-ORDER FRESNEL
Range: 13 Miles
Characteristic: Fixed White 20 Sec. Followed by 4 red flashes at 5 sec intervals.

Historical Information:

Researched and written by Anne Puppa, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.

Photographs:

WAUKEGAN HARBOR LIGHT TOWER WITH ATTACHED STRUCTURE

WAUKEGAN HARBOR LIGHT TOWER WITHOUT ATTACHED STRUCTURE (PRE-1912)


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