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WIND POINT LIGHT

State: WISCONSIN
Location: RACINE HARBOR / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: WIND POINT
County: RACINE
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1880


Wind Point Light
Photo by Michael Cooper
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1880
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1964
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/GREEN LANTERN & BASE, RED ROOF
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 108
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1880
  • Present Optic: DCB-24R
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1964
  • Height of Focal Plane: 111
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS ON DISPLAY IN CARETAKERS DWELLING ON LOAN FROM RACINE HERITAGE MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1900
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/REMOVED 1965
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (MODIFIED 1890)
  • Year Constructed: 1880
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: GABLE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, GARAGE, 2 STORAGE BUILDINGS, COVERED WALKWAY BETWEEN KEEPERS DWELLING & TOWER

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/KEEPERS USED FOR TOWN MEETINGS

Owner/Manager: VILLAGE OF WIND POINT 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 #84003780
Name of Listing: WINDPOINT LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1975

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