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WISCONSIN


ALGOMA PIERHEAD LIGHT (FRONT & REAR)

Location: MOUTH OF THE AHNAPEE RIVER ON LAKE MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN
Station Established: 1893
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1932
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1973
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: PIER
Construction Materials: STEEL
Tower
Shape: CYLINDRICAL
Markings/Pattern: RED
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FRESNEL
Range: 16 Miles
Characteristic: Red, Isophase 6 sec.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

1893 ALGOMA PIERHEAD LIGHTHOUSE

1932 ALGOMA PIERHEAD LIGHTHOUSE


ASHLAND HARBOR BREAKWATER LIGHT

Location: CHEQUAMEGON BAY/LAKE SUPERIOR
Station Established: 1911
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1915
Operational? YES
Automated? YES
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER ON CRIB
Construction Materials: REINFORCED CONCRETE/STEEL
Tower Shape: CYLINDRICAL. WATCHROOM ON HEX. PYRAMIDAL. TOWER
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Range: 9 Miles
Characteristic: White flashing 6 sec.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

ASHLAND HARBOR BREAKWATER LIGHT


BAILEY'S HARBOR LIGHT

Location; NORTH POINT ISLAND/LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1853
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1853
Operational? NO
Automated? NO
Deactivated: 1870
Foundation Materials:
Construction Materials: RUBBLESTONE
Tower
Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: NATURAL
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: SIXTH ORDER FRESNEL LENS
 

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE


BAILEYS HARBOR RANGE LIGHTS

Location: DOOR PENINSULA/LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1853
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1870
Operational? NO
Automated? YES 1930
Deactivated: 1969. Re-Lit 1995.
Foundation Materials: FIELDSTONE
Construction Materials: WOOD
Tower Shape: WHITE W/BLACK TRIM
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK TRIM
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER (REAR RANGE) 1897

 HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE


CANA ISLAND LIGHT

LAKE MICHIGAN/BAILEYS HARBOR/NORTH BAY
Station Established: 1870
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1869
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1945
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE
Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK/1902 STEEL SHELL ADDED
Tower Shape: CYLINDRICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL 1870

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE


CHAMBERS ISLAND LIGHT

Location: MIDDLE OF GREEN BAY/LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1868
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1868
Operational? NO
Automated? YES 1961
Deactivated: 1961
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: BRICK
Tower
Shape: OCTAGONAL W/OUT LANTERN
Markings/Pattern: YELLOW
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

CHAMBERS ISLAND LIGHT TOWER WITH LANTERN ROOM

CHAMBERS ISLAND LIGHT TOWER WITHOUT LANTERN ROOM


CHEQUAMEGON POINT LIGHT

Location: LONG ISLAND/CHEQUAMEGON BAY
Station Established: 1858
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1896
Operational? NO
Automated? YES 1964
Deactivated: 1986
Foundation Materials: MOVED/ORIG. CONCRETE PIER
Construction Materials: IRON
Tower
Shape: SKELETAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1897
Range: 13 miles

 HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

CHEQUAMEGON POINT LIGHT


DEVILS ISLAND LIGHT

Location: APOSTLE ISLANDS/LAKE SUPERIOR
Station Established: 1891
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1898
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1978
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Tower Shape: CYLINDRICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER (1891) replaced by a THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL (1901) when new tower built.
Range: 22 miles (1901 lens)

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

DEVILS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE, CIRCA 1913

DEVILS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE, CIRCA 1975


EAGLE BLUFF LIGHT

Location: EAST CHANNEL INTO GREEN BAY
Station Established: 1868
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1868
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1926
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: BRICK
Tower
Shape: SQUARE
Markings/Pattern: YELLOW WITH RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: THIRD & ONE HALF ORDER 1868

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

EAGLE BLUFF LIGHT


FOX RIVER LIGHT

Photographs:

FOX RIVER LIGHT


GRASSY ISLAND LOWER & UPPER RANGE LIGHT STATION

Location: GRASSY ISLAND, GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN
Station Established: 1872
Operational? No – moved to new location
Automated: 1934
Deactivated: 1966
Foundation Materials: Pier
Construction Materials: Both were wood with cedar shake shingles
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern:
Original Lens: SIXTH ORDER FRESNEL (Both)
Range: Front – 11 miles, Rear – 13 miles
Characteristic: Fixed White (Both)
 

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

ENTIRE GRASSY ISLAND LIGHT STATION, 1 SEPT 1914

GRASSY ISLAND LOWER LIGHT, 1 SEPT 1914


GREEN BAY LIGHT

Location: GREEN BAY HARBOR ENTRANCE
Station Established: 1935
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit:  1935
Operational? Yes
Automated? 1979
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: Concrete Pier
Construction Materials: Steel Plate
Tower
Shape: Circular
Markings/Pattern: Cream
Relationship to Other Structure: Separate
Original Lens: 4th Order Fresnel

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

 Photographs:

GREENBAY LIGHT


GREEN ISLAND LIGHT

Location: On Green Island in Green Bay off of Marinette, five miles southeast of the mouth of the Menominee River.
Station Established: 1863
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1863
Operational? NO
Automated?  1933
Deactivated: Abandoned, destroyed by fire.
Original Lens: Fourth Order Fresnel

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

GREEN ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE, PHOTO DATED 2 SEPTEMBER 1914


KENOSHA (SOUTHPORT) LIGHT

Location: SIMMONS ISLAND/LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1848
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1866
Operational? YES
Automated? UNK
Deactivated: 1906-1996
Foundation Materials: STONE
Construction Materials: CREAM COLORED BRICK
Tower
Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: MORTAR COAT
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1866

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

KENOSHA LIGHT


KEWAUNEE PIERHEAD LIGHT

Location: End of a breakwater on the south side of the entrance to the Kewaunee River, Lake Michigan
Station Established: 1889
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1931
Operational: Yes
Automated: Yes
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: Pier
Construction Materials: Steel
Tower Shape: Square on rectangular house
Markings/Pattern: White with red roof
Relationship to Other Structure: Integral
Height: 45 feet
Characteristic: Fixed red
Original Lens: 5th Order, Fresnel
Fog Signal: 10-inch steam whistle; blasts 3 seconds, silent intervals 17 seconds (as of 1901); diaphone-type fog horn (1909)

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

Kewaunee Pierhead Light, 1925: (75 dpi) ; (300 dpi); original caption: "KEWAUNEE PIERHEAD  NINTH NAVAL DISTRICT (CHICAGO) [;] Tower now on bldg. Tower shown to be moved to Escanaba (Sand Pt.)."; photo dated October, 1925; Photo No. D-87; photo by "F.C.H."

Kewaunee Pierhead Light, 1955: (75 dpi) ; (300 dpi); original caption: "KEWAUNEE."; photo dated 1955; Photo No. 010755-30; photographer unknown.


LA POINTE (LONG ISLAND) LIGHT

Location: LONG ISLAND/CHEQUAMEGON BAY/LAKE SUPERIOR
Station Established: 1858
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1896
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1964
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Tower
Shape: SKELETAL W/CENTRAL COLUMN
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1896
Range: 12 miles
Characteristic: Fixed white

 HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

LA POINTE LIGHT


MANITOWOC BREAKWATER LIGHT

Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1840
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1840
Operational? No
Automated? No
Deactivated: 1877
Foundation Materials: Brick
Construction Materials: Brick
Tower
Shape: Conical
Relationship to Other Structure: Separate
Original Lens: 11 lamps with 14-inch reflectors

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

  • Congress approved funds for a lighthouse here in 1837.
  • This first light was built in 1840 on high ground near the mouth of the Manitowoc River.
  • In 1877 the light was discontinued when a new tower proved powerful enough to meet the harbor needs.
  • In 1895 the tower and keeper’s house were demolished so a new two-story keepers’ duplex could be built for he keeper’s of the new lights.

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

Photographs:

MANITOWOC BREAKWATER LIGHT


MANITOWOC NORTH BREAKWATER LIGHT

Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1895
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1918
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1971
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER
Construction Materials: STEEL FRAME
Tower
Shape: CYLINDRICAL ON SQUARE HOUSE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1918

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

No Photograph Available.


MANITOWOC NORTH PIERHEAD LIGHT

Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1850
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1850 rebuilt (1940)
Operational? YES (1940 tower)
Automated? No
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE BREAKWATER
Construction Materials:
Tower Shape: SQUARE WHITE PYRAMIDAL TOWER
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
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.


MICHIGAN ISLAND LIGHTS (OLD & NEW)

Location: APOSTLE ISLANDS/LAKE SUPERIOR
Station Established: 1857
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1869; Second Tower: 1880
Operational? NO; Second Tower? YES
Automated? YES 1943
Deactivated: 1929; Second Tower: N/A
Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED; Second Tower: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: MASONRY; Second Tower: CAST IRON
Tower Shape: CONICAL; Second Tower: SKELETAL W/CENTRAL CYLINDER
Markings/Pattern: BLACK LANTERN ON WHITEWASHED MASONRY TOWER; Second Tower: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED; Second Tower: SEPARATE
Original Lens: THIRD AND HALF ORDER, FRESNEL 1869
Original Range
: 20 miles.  New Range: 22 miles
Characteristic: Fixed white light.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

  • Initially a light was built on Michigan Island instead of Long Island as the contract had called for in 1857. The light may have been lit temporarily while the correct light was built on Long Island.
  • In 1858 the lantern and light were removed and installed in the light originally ordered for Long Island and this light went dark soon after it was built.
  • In 1869 it was decided that increased traffic in the area warranted the re-lighting or lighting of this beacon. The structure had deteriorated some since the station had stood empty since 1858, so money was appropriated to make structural repairs and install a new lantern and lens. In September of 1869 the light was lit.
  • In 1928 a skeletal tower that had been built in 1880 was moved to the island and reassembled on new footings and the 3 Order Fresnel was installed in the new tower with an electric bulb. A new brick powerhouse was built to house a diesel powered generator.
  • In 1929 the old tower was discontinued. A radio beacon signal replaced the old fog signal.

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

Photographs:

MICHIGAN ISLAND LIGHTS


MILWAUKEE BREAKWATER LIGHT

Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1890s. Second light in 1926
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1926
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1966
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER
Construction Materials: STEEL FRAME
Tower Shape: SQUARE ON SQUARE HOUSE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE TOWER WITH BLACK LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

MILWAUKEE BREAKWATER LIGHT


MILWAUKEE PIERHEAD LIGHT

Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1872
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1906
Operational? NO
Automated? YES
Deactivated:
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER
Construction Materials: STEEL
Tower
Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: RED W/BLACK LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Range: 12 miles
C
haracteristic: Flashing white 4 sec.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

MILWAUKEE PIERHEAD LIGHT


NORTH POINT (MILWAUKEE) LIGHT

Location: MILWAUKEE RIVER ENTRANCE/LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1855
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1888
Operational? No
Automated? YES 1943
Deactivated: N/A 1994
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: CAST IRON (1888)/STEEL (1912)
Tower Shape: OCTAGONAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE WITH RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1888

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

NORTH POINT LIGHT


OUTER ISLAND LIGHT

Location: APOSTLE ISLANDS/LAKE SUPERIOR
Station Established: 1874
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1874
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1961
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: STONE
Construction Materials: BRICK W/ITALIANATE BRACKETING
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK TRIM
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL 1874

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

OUTER ISLAND LIGHT


PILOT ISLAND LIGHT

Location: PORTE DES MORTS PASSAGE/LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1858
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1873
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1962
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: BRICK
Tower
Shape: SQUARE
Markings/Pattern: YELLOW WITH RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

PILOT ISLAND LIGHT


PLUM ISLAND FRONT AND REAR RANGE LIGHT

Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1897
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1897
Operational? YES
Automated? YES
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: IRON
Tower
Shape: SKELETAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Range: 12 miles
Characteristic:  

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

PLUM ISLAND REAR RANGE LIGHT

FRONT RANGE LIGHT


PORT WASHINGTON BREAKWATER LIGHT

Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1889
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1935
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1975
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: STEEL
Tower
Shape: SQUARE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: Fourth Order Fresnel
 

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

PORT WASHINGTON BREAKWATER LIGHT

PORT WASHINGTON BREAKWATER LIGHT WITHOUT LANTERN ROOM


PORT WASHINGTON LIGHT (OLD)

Location: PORT WASHINGTON HARBOR
Station Established: 1848
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1860
Operational? NO
Automated? NO
Deactivated: 1899
Foundation Materials: STONE
Construction Materials: BRICK
Tower
Shape: HOUSE WITHOUT TOWER
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: 

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

(OLD) PORT WASHINGTON LIGHT


PORT WASHINGTON NORTH PIERHEAD LIGHT

Location: PORT WASHINGTON HARBOR
Station Established: 1889
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1889
Operational? No
Automated? No
Deactivated: Yes 1935
Foundation Materials: Concrete pier
Construction Materials: Wooden
Tower Shape: Square
Markings/Pattern: White
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

PORT WASHINGTON PIERHEAD LIGHTHOUSE


POTTAWATOMIE (ROCK ISLAND) LIGHT

Location: GREEN BAY ENTRANCE/LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1837
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1858
Operational? NO
Automated? YES 1966
Deactivated:
Foundation Materials: STONE
Construction Materials: LIMESTONE
Tower
Shape: SQUARE W/OUT LANTERN
Markings/Pattern: NATURAL
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens:

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

POTTAWATOMIE LIGHT


RACINE BREAKWATER LIGHT

Location: RACINE HARBOR ENTRANCE OFF LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1900
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit:
Operational? NO
Automated? Unknown
Deactivated: 1987
Foundation Materials: Breakwater
Construction Materials: Iron and Steel
Tower
Shape: Inverted Funnel
Markings/Pattern: Sheet Iron
Relationship to Other Structure: Separate
Original Lens: Sixth Order Fresnel

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

RACINE HARBOR  PIERHEAD LIGHT

RACINE HARBOR NORTH BREAKWATER LIGHT


RACINE HARBOR LIGHT

RACINE HARBOR ENTRANCE OFF LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1866
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1866
Operational? NO
Automated? YES
Deactivated: 1903
Foundation Materials: ORIG/ROCK FILLED TIMBER CRIB
Construction Materials: WOOD
Tower Shape: SQUARE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE TOWER W/LANTERN REMOVED
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: Fifth Order Fresnel

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE


RACINE NORTH PIERHEAD LIGHT

Location: RACINE HARBOR ENTRANCE OFF LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1872
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1902
Operational? Yes (but moved)
Automated? Yes
Deactivated: No
Foundation Materials: Wood (original tower) /Concrete crib
Construction Materials: Wood (original tower)/Cast -Iron
Tower
Shape: square
Markings/Pattern: White
Relationship to Other Structure: Separate
Original Lens: Possibly a sixth order Fresnel.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE


RACINE REEF LIGHT

RACINE REEF, Lake Michigan
Station Established: 1899
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1961
Operational? Yes
Automated? Yes 1954
Deactivated: 1961
Foundation Materials: Brick and concrete
Construction Materials: brick and concrete\ current - steel
Tower Shape: square
Markings/Pattern:
Relationship to Other Structure: integral
Original Lens: Fourth Order

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

RACINE REEF LIGHT


RASPBERRY ISLAND LIGHT

Location: APOSTLE ISLANDS/LAKE SUPERIOR
Station Established: 1863
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1863
Operational? NO
Automated? YES 1947
Deactivated: 1957
Foundation Materials: STONE
Construction Materials: WOOD
Tower
Shape: SQUARE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1863
 

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

RASPBERRY ISLAND LIGHT


RAWLEY POINT (TWIN RIVER POINT) LIGHT

Location: WEST SHORE LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1853
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1894
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1979
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials:
Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Tower
Shape: SKELETAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK TRIM
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

RAWLEY POINT LIGHT


ROOT RIVER LIGHT

Location: Root River, Racine Wisconsin
Station Established: 1839
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1839
Operational? No
Automated? No
Deactivated: No Longer Standing
Foundation Materials: Brick
Construction Materials: Brick
Tower
Shape: Square
Markings/Pattern: Whitewashed
Relationship to Other Structure: Integral
Original Lens: Argand lamp with 14 inch reflector.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE


SAND ISLAND LIGHT

Location: APOSTLE ISLANDS/LAKE SUPERIOR
Station Established: 1881
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1881
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1921
Deactivated: 1933-1980
Foundation Materials: STONE
Construction Materials: SANDSTONE
Tower
Shape: OCTAGONAL
Markings/Pattern: GOTHIC
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1881

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

SAND ISLAND LIGHT


SHEBOYGAN PIERHEAD (BREAKWATER) LIGHT

Location: On southeast end of breakwater
Station Established: 1915
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1915
Operational: Yes
Automated:
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: Pier
Construction Materials: Cast iron
Tower Shape: Cylindrical
Markings/Pattern: Red
Height: 55 feet above water
Characteristic: Flashing red
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Fog Signal: Siren, 3-second blast
 

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

Sheboygan Pier Head Light, 1915: (75 dpi) ; (300 dpi); Original caption: "SHEBOYGAN PIERHEAD LIGHTSTATION NINTH NAVAL DISTRICT (CHICAGO)."; photo dated 21 October 1915; no photo number; photo by "Reed, Asst. Eng. [;] Courtesy, U.S. Eng. Corps."


SHERWOOD POINT LIGHT

Location: STURGEON BAY/GREEN BAY/LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1883
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1883
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1983
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: BRICK
Tower
Shape: SQUARE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Range: 15 miles

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

SHERWOOD POINT LIGHT


STURGEON BAY CANAL LIGHT

Location: STURGEON BAY CANAL/LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1899
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1903
Operational? YES
Automated? YES
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: STEEL/IRON
Tower Shape: SKELETAL W/CONE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

STURGEON BAY CANAL LIGHT


STURGEON BAY SHIP CANAL NORTH PIERHEAD LIGHT

Location: CANAL ENTRANCE/LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1882
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1903
Operational? YES
Automated? YES
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Tower
Shape: CYLINDRICAL ON SQUARE HOUSE
Markings/Pattern: RED
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1882

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

STURGEON BAY SHIP CANAL NORTH PIERHEAD LIGHT


SUPERIOR HARBOR ENTRY SOUTH BREAKWATER LIGHT

Location: WISCONSIN POINT/LAKE SUPERIOR
Station Established: 1913
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1913
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1970
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER
Construction Materials: CONCRETE
Tower
Shape: CYLINDRICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/RED LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

SUPERIOR HARBOR ENTRY SOUTH BREAKWATER LIGHT


TAIL POINT LIGHT (LONG TAIL POINT (OLD) LIGHTHOUSE)

Location: TAIL POINT, WISCONSIN
Station Established: 1847
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1847
Operational? No
Automated? No
Deactivated: 1859
Foundation Materials: Stone
Construction Materials: Stone
Tower Shape: 84 foot conical tower
Markings/Pattern:
Relationship to Other Structure: Independent.
Original Lens: unknown – oil lamps

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE


TAIL POINT LIGHT (LONG TAIL POINT (SECOND) LIGHTHOUSE)

Location: TAIL POINT, WISCONSIN
Station Established: 1859
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1859
Operational? No
Automated? No
Deactivated: 1899
Foundation Materials: Iron Piles
Construction Materials: Wooden Frame House
Tower Shape: 27 Foot Square
Markings/Pattern:
Relationship to Other Structure: Wooden dwelling with lantern on top
Original Lens: Fresnel
Range: 15 Miles

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE


TAIL POINT LIGHT (LONG TAIL POINT (Crib) LIGHTHOUSE)

Location: TAIL POINT, WISCONSIN
Station Established: 1899
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1899
Operational? No
Automated? No
Deactivated: 1973
Foundation Materials: Wooden Crib with concrete pier
Construction Materials:
Tower Shape: Square
Markings/Pattern:
Relationship to Other Structure: 1 story structure with lantern on top
Original Lens: Fresnel
Range: 15 Miles

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

TAIL POINT LIGHT, CIRCA 1947


TWO RIVERS LIGHT (TWO RIVERS NORTH PIERHEAD LIGHT)

Location: MOVED TO ROGERS STREET FISHING VILLAGE IN TWO RIVERS WISCONSIN
Station Established: 1886
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1886
Operational? No
Automated: Yes – date unknown.
Deactivated: 1969
Foundation Materials: WOOD
Construction Materials: WOOD
Tower
Shape: SQUARE 36 Foot Skeletal Tower.
Markings/Pattern: RED W/WHITE LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: None
Original Lens: Sixth Order Fresnel lens

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

TWO RIVERS LIGHT


WIND POINT LIGHT

Location: RACINE HARBOR/LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1880
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1880
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1964
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: STONE
Construction Materials: BRICK
Tower
Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/GREEN LANTERN & BASE, RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL 1880

HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

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

Photographs:

WIND POINT LIGHT


Last Modified 11/17/2014