Sherwood Point Light

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Sherwood Point Light
Sherwood Point Light is located in Wisconsin
Sherwood Point Light
Location Idlewild, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44°53′34″N 87°26′0.36″W / 44.89278°N 87.4334333°W / 44.89278; -87.4334333Coordinates: 44°53′34″N 87°26′0.36″W / 44.89278°N 87.4334333°W / 44.89278; -87.4334333[1]
Year first lit 1883
Automated 1983
Foundation Concrete
Construction Brick
Tower shape Square[1]
Height 37 feet (11 m)
Original lens Fifth order Fresnel lens
Range 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)[1]
Characteristic White, Isophase 6 s[1]
ARLHS number USA-754
USCG number 7-22000

The Sherwood Point lighthouse is a lighthouse located near Idlewild in Door County, Wisconsin, United States.

Situated on the west side of the north entrance to Sturgeon Bay, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, as the Sherwood Point Light Station, reference #84003663.

Further reading[edit]

  • Havighurst, Walter. The Long Ships Passing: The Story of the Great Lakes. Macmillan, 1943.
  • Oleszewski, Wes, Great Lakes Lighthouses, American and Canadian: A Comprehensive Directory/Guide to Great Lakes Lighthouses. Gwinn, MI: Avery Color Studios, 1998. ISBN 0-932212-98-0.
  • Sapulski, Wayne S. Lighthouses of Lake Michigan: Past and Present. Fowlerville, MI: Wilderness Adventure Books, 2001. ISBN 0-923568-47-6.
  • Wright, Larry and Patricia, Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia. Erin: Boston Mills Press, 2006. ISBN 1-55046-399-3.



  1. ^ a b c d Light List, Volume VII, Great Lakes (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2014. 

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