List of lighthouses in Wisconsin

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This is a list of all lighthouses in the U.S. state of Wisconsin as identified by the United States Coast Guard and other historical sources. There is only one active light in the state, though another has been replaced by a skeleton tower; a third still stands but is inactive. The rest have all been destroyed.

If not otherwise noted, focal height and coordinates are taken from theUnited States Coast Guard Light List,[1] while location and dates of activation, automation, and deactivation are taken from the United States Coast Guard Historical information site for lighthouses.[2]

Name Image Location Coordinates Year first lit Automated Year deactivated Current Lens Focal Height
Algoma Pierhead Light AlgomaWisconsinPierheadLighthouse2008.jpg Algoma 44°36′25″N 87°25′45″W / 44.6070°N 87.4293°W / 44.6070; -87.4293 (Algoma Pierhead Light) 1932 1973 Active Plastic 048 48 ft (15 m)
Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light USCGashlandlight.JPG Ashland 46°37′42″N 90°52′14″W / 46.6282°N 90.8706°W / 46.6282; -90.8706 (Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light) 1915 1962 Active 250mm 060 60 ft (18 m)
Asylum Light AsylumLight.jpg Oshkosh 44°03′44″N 88°30′53″W / 44.062361°N 88.514639°W / 44.062361; -88.514639 Never Lit N/A N/A None Unknown
Baileys Harbor Light BaileysHarborLighthouse.jpg Baileys Harbor 45°03′21″N 87°05′49″W / 45.0559°N 87.0970°W / 45.0559; -87.0970 (Baileys Harbor Light)[3] 1853 Never 1869
(Now a private home)
None 054 54 ft (16 m)[4]
Baileys Harbor Range Front Light BaileysHarborRange.jpg Baileys Harbor 45°04′13″N 87°07′11″W / 45.0704°N 87.1198°W / 45.0704; -87.1198 (Baileys Harbor Range Front Light)[5] 1870 1930 Active
(Inactive: 1969-2015)
LED 021 21 ft (6.4 m)[4]
Baileys Harbor Range Rear Light BaileysHarborRangeBack.jpg Baileys Harbor 45°04′22″N 87°07′16″W / 45.0729°N 87.121°W / 45.0729; -87.121 (Baileys Harbor Range Rear Light)[6] 1870 1930 Active
(Inactive: 1969-2015)
LED 036 36 ft (11 m)[4]
Calumet Light CalumetLight.jpg Calumet 43°54′54″N 88°19′56.5″W / 43.91500°N 88.332361°W / 43.91500; -88.332361 1936 Never Active Unknown Unknown
Cana Island Light Cana Island Lighthouse Sep2013.jpg Baileys Harbor 45°05′17″N 87°02′51″W / 45.0881°N 87.0476°W / 45.0881; -87.0476 (Cana Island Light) 1870 1945 Active Unknown 083 83 ft (25 m)
Chambers Island Light ChambersIslandLighthouse.jpg Gibraltar
(Chambers Island)
45°12′08″N 87°21′53″W / 45.2022°N 87.3648°W / 45.2022; -87.3648 (Chambers Island Light)[7] 1868 1955 1961 None 068 68 ft (21 m)[7]
Chequamegon Point Light Cheqpt.jpg Apostle Islands
(Long Island)
46°43′43″N 90°48′33″W / 46.7285°N 90.8093°W / 46.7285; -90.8093 (Chambers Island Light) 1896[8] 1964 1987 None 042 42 ft (13 m)[8]
Devils Island Light Devils01.jpg Apostle Islands
(Devils Island)
47°04′46″N 90°43′41″W / 47.0795°N 90.7281°W / 47.0795; -90.7281 (Devils Island Light) 1891 (Former)
1901 (Current)
1978 Active Third-order Fresnel 100 100 ft (30 m)
Dunlap Reef Range Lights Sturgeon Bay N/A 1881 Never 1924
(The rear range light
is now a private home)
None 018 18 ft (5.5 m)
(Front Range)
039 39 ft (12 m)
(Rear Range)
Eagle Bluff Light USCGeaglebluff.JPG Ephraim 45°10′07″N 87°14′12″W / 45.1687°N 87.2367°W / 45.1687; -87.2367 (Eagle Bluff Light) 1868 1926 Active Fifth-order Fresnel 075 75 ft (23 m)
Fond du Lac Light FondduLacLighthouse.jpg Fond du Lac 43°47′51.54″N 88°26′14.09″W / 43.7976500°N 88.4372472°W / 43.7976500; -88.4372472 1933 Never Active Unknown Unknown
Grassy Island Range Lights USCGgrassyisland.JPG Green Bay 44°33′36″N 87°59′35″W / 44.560°N 87.993°W / 44.560; -87.993 (Grassy Island Range Lights (original))[9]
(Original)
44°32′10″N 88°00′19″W / 44.5362°N 88.0052°W / 44.5362; -88.0052 (Grassy Island Range Lights (current))[10]
(Current)
1872 1934 1966 None 035 35 ft (11 m)[4]
(Upper light)
27 ft (8.2 m)[4]
(Lower light)
Green Bay Harbor Entrance Light Green Bay Harbor Ent Light.PNG Green Bay 44°39′11″N 87°54′05″W / 44.6531°N 87.9013°W / 44.6531; -87.9013 (Green Bay Harbor Entrance Light) 1935 1979 Active Unknown 072 72 ft (22 m)
Green Island Light Greenislandlight WI.JPG Peshtigo
(Green Island)
45°03′23″N 87°29′34″W / 45.0564°N 87.4929°W / 45.0564; -87.4929 (Green Island Light)[11] 1863 1933 1956
(Now in ruins)
None 055 55 ft (17 m)[11]
Gull Island Light Apostle Islands
(Gull Island)
46°54′24″N 90°26′36″W / 46.9067°N 90.4433°W / 46.9067; -90.4433 (Gull Island Light) 1929 Always Active 250mm 056 56 ft (17 m)
Kenosha Light
(Orig: Kenosha North Pierhead Light)
Kenosha Southport Lighthouse.jpg Kenosha 42°35′22″N 87°48′57″W / 42.5894°N 87.8157°W / 42.5894; -87.8157 (Kenosha Light)[12] 1840 (Former)
1867 (Current)
1996
(Relit)
Active
(Inactive: 1906-1996)
Replica 050 50 ft (15 m)[4]
Kenosha North Pier Light Kenosha North Pier Lighthouse.jpg Kenosha 42°35′20″N 87°48′31″W / 42.5888°N 87.8086°W / 42.5888; -87.8086 (Kenosha North Pier Light) 1848 (Former)
1906 (Current)
1925 Active Fourth-order Fresnel 050 50 ft (15 m)
Kevich Light KevichLight.jpg Grafton 43°19′24″N 87°53′19″W / 43.3233°N 87.8885°W / 43.3233; -87.8885 (Kevich Light) 1981 Always Active Halide lamps 163 163 ft (50 m)
Kewaunee Pierhead Light KewauneeWisconsinPierheadLighthouse2008.jpg Kewaunee 44°27′27″N 87°29′34″W / 44.4574°N 87.4929°W / 44.4574; -87.4929 (Kewaunee Pierhead Light) 1889 (Former)
1931 (Current)
1981 Active Fifth-order Fresnel 045 45 ft (14 m)
La Pointe Light Longlite.jpg Apostle Islands
(Long Island)
46°43′43″N 90°47′06″W / 46.7287°N 90.7849°W / 46.7287; -90.7849 (La Pointe Light) 1858 (Former)
1896 (Current)
1964 Active 300mm 070 70 ft (21 m)
Long Tail Point Light
(First)
Green Bay 44°35′45″N 87°59′01″W / 44.5959°N 87.9835°W / 44.5959; -87.9835 (Long Tail Point Light)[13] 1848 Never 1859
(Now in ruins)
None 056 56 ft (17 m)
Long Tail Point Light
(Second)
Green Bay N/A 1859 Never 1899
(Destroyed in 1936)
None Unknown
Long Tail Point Light
(Third)
Long Tail Point Light.jpg Green Bay N/A 1899 1936 1973
(Destroyed)
None Unknown
Manitowoc Breakwater Light ManitowocLight.jpg Manitowoc 44°05′34″N 87°38′37″W / 44.0928°N 87.6436°W / 44.0928; -87.6436 (Manitowoc Breakwater Light) 1839 (Former)
1918 (Current)
1971 Active Unknown 052 52 ft (16 m)
Michigan Island Light
(New)
Newmich2.jpg Apostle Islands
(Michigan Island)
46°52′17″N 90°29′50″W / 46.8714°N 90.4971°W / 46.8714; -90.4971 (Michigan Island Light) 1929 1943 Active LED 170 170 ft (52 m)
Michigan Island Light
(Old)
Mich2000.jpg Apostle Islands
(Michigan Island)
N/A 1857 Never 1929
(Replaced)
None Unknown
Milwaukee Breakwater Light MilwaukeeBreakwaterLighthouse.jpg Milwaukee 43°01′37″N 87°52′55″W / 43.0269°N 87.8819°W / 43.0269; -87.8819 (Milwaukee Breakwater Light) 1899 (Former)
1926 (Current)
1966 Active Unknown 061 61 ft (19 m)
Milwaukee Pierhead Light MilwaukeePierhead.jpg Milwaukee 43°01′33″N 87°53′43″W / 43.0259°N 87.8953°W / 43.0259; -87.8953 (Milwaukee Pierhead Light) 1872 1939 Active Unknown 048 48 ft (15 m)
Neenah Light
(aka:Kimberly Point Lighthouse)
NeenahLighthouse2009FoxRiver.jpg Neenah N/A 1945 Always Active Unknown Unknown
North Point Light North Point Lighthouse.jpg Milwaukee 43°03′56″N 87°52′17″W / 43.0656°N 87.8714°W / 43.0656; -87.8714 (North Point Light)[14] 1855 (Former)
1888 (Current)
1943 1994 None 154 154 ft (47 m)[14]
Outer Island Light Outr1974.jpg Apostle Islands
(Outer Island)
47°04′35″N 90°25′00″W / 47.0765°N 90.4167°W / 47.0765; -90.4167 (Outer Island Light) 1874 1961 Active VRB-25 130 130 ft (40 m)
Peshtigo Reef Light Peshtigo Reef Lighthouse.JPG Green Bay
(Offshore)
44°57′24″N 87°34′45″W / 44.9566°N 87.5791°W / 44.9566; -87.5791 (Peshtigo Reef Light) 1936 Always Active Unknown 072 72 ft (22 m)
Pilot Island Light USCGpilotislandlight.JPG Gills Rock 45°17′03″N 86°55′11″W / 45.2842°N 86.9197°W / 45.2842; -86.9197 (Pilot Island Light) 1858 1962 Active Unknown 048 48 ft (15 m)
Plum Island Range Front Light USCGplumislandrangefront.JPG Plum Island 45°18′14″N 86°57′18″W / 45.3038°N 86.9550°W / 45.3038; -86.9550 (Plum Island Range Front Light)
(Current location)
1897 Never 1964 None 032 32 ft (9.8 m)[4]
Plum Island Range Rear Light PlumRearLight.jpg Plum Island 45°18′27″N 86°57′30″W / 45.3076°N 86.9582°W / 45.3076; -86.9582 (Plum Island Range Rear Light) 1897 1969 Active Fourth-order Fresnel 084 84 ft (26 m)
Port Washington Light Old port washington light.PNG Port Washington 43°23′28″N 87°52′04″W / 43.391°N 87.8677°W / 43.391; -87.8677 (Port Washington Light)[15] 1849 (Former)
1860 (Current)
Never 1903
(Now a museum)
Fourth-order Fresnel
(Replica)
113 133 ft (41 m)[16]
Port Washington Breakwater Light Portlight.jpg Port Washington 43°23′07″N 87°51′35″W / 43.3853°N 87.8597°W / 43.3853; -87.8597[17] 1889 (Former)
1935 (Current)
1976 Active Unknown 078 78 ft (24 m)
Pottawatomie Light Potawatomi lighthouse.jpg Rock Island 45°25′39″N 86°49′44″W / 45.4276°N 86.8288°W / 45.4276; -86.8288 (Pottawatomie Light) 1836 (Former)
1858 (Current)
1946 1988 Fourth-order Fresnel
(Replica)
159 159 ft (48 m)
Racine Harbor Light RACINE HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE AND LIGHT SAVING STATION.jpg Racine 42°44′03″N 87°46′42″W / 42.7341°N 87.7783°W / 42.7341; -87.7783 (Racine Harbor Light)[18] 1839 (Former)
1901 (Current)
Never 1901 None 075 75 ft (23 m)
Racine North Breakwater Light Racine 42°44′05″N 87°46′19″W / 42.7346°N 87.7720°W / 42.7346; -87.7720 (Racine North Breakwater Light)[19] 1872 (Former)
1904 (Current)
Unknown 1987[19] None 053 53 ft (16 m)[20]
Racine Reef Light Racinereef.JPG Racine 42°43′39″N 87°44′10″W / 42.7276°N 87.7361°W / 42.7276; -87.7361 (Racine Reef Light) 1899 (Former)
1906 (Current)
1954 1961 None 072 72 ft (22 m)[4]
Raspberry Island Light Rastower.jpg Apostle Islands
(Raspberry Island)
46°58′14″N 90°48′18″W / 46.9706°N 90.8050°W / 46.9706; -90.8050 (Raspberry Island Light)[21] 1862 1947 1957
(Now a museum)
None 077 77 ft (23 m)[22]
Rawley Point Light Rawley Point Light (Manitowoc County, Wisconsin).jpg Two Rivers 44°12′39″N 87°30′32″W / 44.2108°N 87.5088°W / 44.2108; -87.5088 (Rawley Point Light) 1874 (Former)
1894 (Current)
1979 Active Optic 113 113 ft (34 m)
Rockwell Light
(aka: Bray's Point Light)
RockwellLight.jpg Oshkosh N/A 1910 Unknown 1965
(Estimated)
None 026 26 ft (7.9 m)
Sand Island Light Sandlite.jpg Apostle Islands
(Sand Island)
47°00′12″N 90°56′15″W / 47.0033°N 90.9374°W / 47.0033; -90.9374 (Sand Island Light) 1881 1921 Active
(Inactive: 1933-1985)
LED 060 60 ft (18 m)
Sheboygan Lighthouse Sheboygan Pierhead Light 1915.jpg Sheboygan 43°44′58″N 87°41′34″W / 43.7495°N 87.6927°W / 43.7495; -87.6927 (Sheboygan Breakwater Light) 1839 (Former)
1915 (Current)
Unknown Active Unknown 055 55 ft (17 m)
Sherwood Point Light USCGsherwoodpoint.JPG Nasewaupee
(Idlewild)
44°53′34″N 87°26′00″W / 44.8928°N 87.4334°W / 44.8928; -87.4334 (Sherwood Point Light) 1883 1983 Active Unknown 061 61 ft (19 m)
Sturgeon Bay Canal Light Sturgeon Bay Canal Light August 2015.jpg Sturgeon Bay 44°47′42″N 87°18′48″W / 44.7950°N 87.3133°W / 44.7950; -87.3133 (Sturgeon Bay Canal Light) 1899 1972 Active Unknown 107 107 ft (33 m)
Sturgeon Bay Canal
North Pierhead Light
Channel Light Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin.JPG Sturgeon Bay 44°47′31″N 87°18′34″W / 44.7920°N 87.3095°W / 44.7920; -87.3095 (Sturgeon Bay Canal North Pierhead Light) 1882 (Former)
1903 (Current)
1972 Active 300mm 040 40 ft (12 m)
Superior Entry Breakwater Light
(aka: Wisconsin Point Light)
Superior-lighthouse-horcapt-tom-mackay.jpg Superior 46°42′37″N 92°00′22″W / 46.7102°N 92.0062°W / 46.7102; -92.0062 (Wisconsin Point Light) 1913 1970 Active DCB-224 070 70 ft (21 m)
Two Rivers Light Two Rivers Light USCG.PNG Two Rivers 44°08′34″N 87°33′38″W / 44.1428°N 87.5605°W / 44.1428; -87.5605 (Two Rivers Light (original))
(Original)
44°09′12″N 87°33′45″W / 44.1532°N 87.5624°W / 44.1532; -87.5624 (Two Rivers Light (current))[23]
(Current)
1886 Never 1969
(Now a museum)
None 035 35 ft (11 m)[24]
Wind Point Light Wind Point Lighthouse 071104 edit2.jpg Racine
(Wind Point)
42°46′52″N 87°45′30″W / 42.7811°N 87.7583°W / 42.7811; -87.7583 (Wind Point Light) 1880 1964 Active VRB-25 111 111 ft (34 m)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Light List, Volume VII, Great Lakes (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2012.
  2. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Wisconsin". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
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  6. ^ Light List: Great Lakes, United States and Canada. Government Printing Office. 1925. p. 220. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
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  8. ^ a b Pepper, Terry. "Chequamegon Point Light". Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  9. ^ Light List: Great Lakes: United States and Canada. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. 1924. p. 230. Retrieved 2015-02-08.
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  11. ^ a b "Green Island Light". LighthouseFriends. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
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  13. ^ "Long Tail Point, WI". LighthouseFriends. Archived from the original on 2010-09-14. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  14. ^ a b "North Point Light". LighthouseFriends. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
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  23. ^ "Two Rivers Lighthouse". Lighthouse Friends. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-02-15.
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