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SHERWOOD POINT LIGHT

State: WISCONSIN
Location: STURGEON BAY / GREEN BAY / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: IDLEWILD
County: DOOR
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1883


Sherwood Point Light
HAER photo by Charles Hyde, 1971
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1883
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1983
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED ROOF
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 37
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER FRESNEL / FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: ? / ?
  • Present Optic: UNKNOWN
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 61
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER LENS ON LOAN FROM THE USCG TO THE DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: SQUARE PYRAMIDAL
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL (NO LONGER EXTANT)
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #84003663
Name of Listing: SHERWOOD POINT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1975

Miscellaneous:
LAST MANNED LIGHT IN THE GREAT LAKES



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