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NORTH POINT (MILWAUKEE) LIGHT

State: WISCONSIN
Location: MILWAUKEE RIVER ENTRANCE / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: MILWAUKEE
County: MILWAUKEE
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1855


North Point (Milwaukee) Light
Photo courtesy Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1888
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1994
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON (1888)/STEEL (1912)
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE WITH RED ROOF
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 74
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1888
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 154
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL REMOVED IN 1994
  • Has tower been moved? YES
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1855
  • Description: BRICK
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? UNKNOWN

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1855
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: FRAME
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: MILWAUKEE COUNTY PARKS W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84003732
Name of Listing: USCG LIGHTHOUSES/STATIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1980

Miscellaneous:
1888 CAST IRON TOWER PLACED ON 1913 STEEL STRUCTURE TO INCREASE HEIGHT



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