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PORT WASHINGTON LIGHT (OLD)

State: WISCONSIN
Location: PORT WASHINGTON HARBOR
Nearest City: PORT WASHINGTON
County: OZAUKEE
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1848



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1860
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1903
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: HOUSE WITHOUT TOWER (REMOVED 1934)
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height:
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1934
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials:
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1860
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: CITY OF PORT WASHINGTON LEASE TO PORT WASHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference # 99001222
Name of Listing: PORT WASHINGTON LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? YES, Year Listed: 1999

Miscellaneous:
SHORE LIGHT DISCONTINUED 1903; FOG SIGNAL AUTOMATED 1969; NEARBY PORT WASHINGTON BREAKWATER LIGHT ESTABLISHED IN 1934; USED AS MUSEUM SINCE 1993; BEGAN RESTORATION OF TOWER AND LANTERN IN NOVEMBER 2000, WILL RECONFIGURE INTERIOR TO 1860 SPECIFICATIONS



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