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RAWLEY POINT (TWIN RIVER POINT) LIGHT

State: WISCONSIN
Location: WEST SHORE LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: TWO RIVERS
County: MANITOWOC
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1853


Rawley Point (Twin River Point) Light
HAER photo by Charles Hyde, 1979
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1894
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1979
  • Foundation Materials:
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK TRIM
  • Shape: SKELETAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 111
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: DCB-36
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 113
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1874
  • Description: BRICK
  • Fate/Disposition: SERVES AS KEEPERS QUARTERS (NO LONGER HAS TOP PART OF TOWER)
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: 1 1/2 STORY
  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1874
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: W/OUT TOWER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: RADIOBEACON

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / COAST GUARD HOUSING

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTEDl Reference #84003706
Name of Listing: RAWLEY POINT LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1975

Miscellaneous:
TOWER WAS PART OF THE FRENCH EXHIBIT AT THE 1893 COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION



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