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North Point Lighthouse Historical Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 03.934 W 087° 52.252
16T E 429092 N 4768463
Quick Description: North Point Lighthouse Historical Marker at the Lighthouse in Lake Park, Milwaukee, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/20/2007 11:16:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM21JC
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 12

Long Description:
"Milwaukee's first lighthouse was erected in 1837 on a 56 foot bluff at the east end of Wisconsin Ave. It was replaced in 1855 by a 28 foot tower 100 feet east of the present location. Erosion forced rebuilding in the 1870's and relocation inland. Construction was entirely of bolted cast iron sections. In 1912, a steel plate lower section was built and the iron tower placed on top, giving the light a height of 160 feet above the lake.

The first lantern burned mineral oil. A new lens, installed in 1868, is still in use. The present light source is a 25,000 candlepower lamp rotated electrically and controlled by an automatic clock. The lens focuses a 1,300,000 candlepower signal visible for 25 miles.

United States Coast Guard
Milwaukee County Historical Society
Dedicated 1975"
County: Milwaukee

Location: Park

MarkerID: 214

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