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PLUM ISLAND REAR RANGE LIGHT

State: WISCONSIN
Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: GILLS ROCK
County: DOOR
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1897

Plum Island Rear Range Light
Photo courtesy Jennifer Perunko, 2002
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1897
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: c. 1969
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: SKELETAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 65
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 80
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s): N/A


Modern front range light with rear range in background. Photo courtesy Jennifer Perunko, 2002

Modern Tower? YES

  • Year Tower Constructed: 1964
  • Type: STEEL SKELETAL

Existing Sound Signal Building? UNKNOWN

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK

Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, RADIOBEACON, BOATHOUSE, GDNERATOR BLDG, DOCK

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD / WISCONSIN DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #84003659
Name of Listing: PLUM ISLAND RANGE REAR LIGHT (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory> YES; Year Listed: 1980

Miscellaneous:
FRONT RANGE REPLACED BY STEEL SKELETAL TOWER 1964







Last Modified: Mon, Feb 3 2003 4:23:02 pm EDT
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