Kewaunee Pierhead Light

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Kewaunee Pierhead Light
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Kewaunee Pierhead Light is located in Wisconsin
Kewaunee Pierhead Light
Location Kewaunee, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44°27′26.67″N 87°29′34.4″W / 44.4574083°N 87.492889°W / 44.4574083; -87.492889Coordinates: 44°27′26.67″N 87°29′34.4″W / 44.4574083°N 87.492889°W / 44.4574083; -87.492889[1]
Year first constructed 1931
Year first lit 1931
Foundation Pier
Construction Steel
Tower shape Square[1]
Height 43 feet (13 m)
Original lens Fifth order Fresnel lens
Range 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)[1]
Characteristic White, Flashing[1]

The Kewaunee Pierhead lighthouse is a lighthouse located near Kewaunee in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin.

It replaced range lights constructed in 1891, and is located on the same pier. The fifth order fresnel lens came from the original front range light.

The lighthouse looks nearly identical to the Holland Harbor Lighthouse, except white.[2]

The Fresnel lens is still in operation—one of only 70 such lenses that remain operational in the United States, sixteen of which are use on the Great Lakes of which six are in Wisconsin.[3]



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