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Wind Point Lighthouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
N 42° 46.882 W 087° 45.516
16T E 437948 N 4736815
Quick Description: A marker for one of the oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/19/2007 3:16:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM21BH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 18

Long Description:
"To assist navigation around the point into Racine harbor, the Wind Point Lighthouse began functioning in 1880 with a kerosene lamp, focused and magnified by a third order Fresnel lens. Its light could be seen for 19 miles.

"At 108 feet, it is one of the tallest and oldest lighthouses still serving navigation on the Great Lakes. Its fog horns, which last sounded in 1964, could be heard for 10 miles.

"In recognition of the key role this lighthouse has played in the maritime history of Racine County, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

"In 1997, the National Park Service awarded ownership of the property to the Village of Wind Point. The Coast Guard still maintains the light as a public navigation aid."
County: Racine

Location: Building

MarkerID: 478

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