Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light – Ashland, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 46° 36.107 W 090° 51.975
15T E 663418 N 5163124
Quick Description: The Ashland Harbor Breakwater Lighthouse stands on a mile and a half breakwater out in Chequamegon Bay.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2013 5:05:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMJA69
Views: 5

Long Description:
The Ashland Harbor Breakwater Lighthouse stands on a mile and a half breakwater out in Chequamegon Bay. The artificial breakwater was constructed in 1915 by the Army Corps of Engineers and the lighthouse and boathouse were built a year later. The keepers quarters occupy the 2nd and 3rd stories of the light station. The tower is made of concrete and measures 58’; it still provides iron ore ships safe passage into Ashland Harbor.

The lighthouse is about 2 miles from land and can be seen from several places along the shoreline; the closest viewing spot is from Bayview Park where these photos were taken.
Street address:
NW end in Chequamegon Bay on artifical breakwater
Ashland, WI USA
54806


County / Borough / Parish: Ashland

Year listed: 2007

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Transportation

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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