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CHICAGO HARBOR LIGHT

State: ILLINOIS
Location: CHICAGO HARBOR ENTRANCE / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: CHICAGO
County: COOK
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1832


Chicago Harbor Light
Photo courtesy Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1893
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1979
  • Foundation Materials: RUBBLE STONE W/CONCRETE PIER
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON W/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE/ORIG. RED
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 48
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1893
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 82
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: THIRD ORDER FRESNEL AT CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT, CA
  • Has tower been moved? YES 1919
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1919
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: REMOVED/ORIG. WHISTLE THEN DIAPHONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1893
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: IRON W/BRICK LINING
Other Structures: ATTACHED BOATHOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84000986
Name of Listing: CHICAGO HARBOR LIGHT (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PORT OF CHICAGO; 1893 TOWER MOVED TO BREAKWATER 1919; RESTORED IN 1997



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