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MILWAUKEE PIERHEAD LIGHT

State: WISCONSIN
Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: MILWAUKEE
County: MILWAUKEE
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1872



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1906
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated:
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER
  • Construction Materials: STEEL
  • Markings/Patterns: RED W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 41
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL / FIFTH ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: ? / ?
  • Present Optic: UNKNOWN
  • Year Present Lens Installed: ?
  • Height of Focal Plane: 45
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FIFTH ORDER ON LOAN FROM USCG TO WISCONSIN MARITIME MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? UNKNOWN

Existing Keepers Quarters? UNKNOWN

Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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