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POTTAWATOMIE (ROCK ISLAND) LIGHT

State: WISCONSIN
Location: GREEN BAY ENTRANCE / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: GREEN BAY
County: DOOR
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1837



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1858
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated:
  • Automated: CA. 1966
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: LIMESTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 41
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 137
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1988
  • Type: SKELETAL
  • Current Optic: PLASTIC LENS, Year Installed: 1988
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1858
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: GREY LIMESTONE
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE, LIMESTONE RUBBLE PRIVY, PARGED STONE CISTERN UNDER FRAME ADDITION, MODERN REPLACEMENT STAIRWAY TO BASE OF CLIFF

Current Use: UNDER RESTORATION IN STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: WISCONSIN DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES / U.S. COAST GUARD (NEW TOWER)

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

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #79000074
Name of Listing: POTTAWATOMIE LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1975

Miscellaneous:
LANTERN REPLICATED IN 1999



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