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North Point Lighthouse, Milwaukee

#5 of 17 in Historic Sites in Milwaukee
Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The North Point Light is a lighthouse located in Lake Park on the East Side of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States.The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 as reference #84003732. It was also added to the Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey as survey HABS WI-358.It replaced a previous Cream City brick lighthouse constructed in 1855 that was located too close to the edge of the eroding bluff. In 1888 a cast-iron lighthouse was built, but this tower was not tall enough and was placed on top of a steel structure in 1912 raising its height to and light focal plane to. The tower underwent restoration in 2005.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 time clock. The lens focuses a 1,300,000 candlepower signal visible for.A $984,000 grant was used to restore the light and to open it to the public.Specialized Additional reading Havighurst, Walter The Long Ships Passing: The Story of the Great Lakes, Macmillan Publishers. Oleszewski, Wes, Great Lakes Lighthouses, American and Canadian: A Comprehensive Directory/Guide to Great Lakes Lighthouses, . Sapulski, Wayne S., Lighthouses of Lake Michigan: Past and Present ;. Wright, Larry and Wright, Patricia, Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia Hardback .
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  • The lighthouse was not open but we still walked in the area and viewed the lighthouse. This was a very relaxing visit.  more »
  • I search for any nearby lighthouses when we are traveling and stop by if they are within reasonable distance of our route. This one was about 30 minutes out of our way, and well worth it!! I got some....  more »
  • The lighthouse is located in Lake Park just off Wahl St. along Lake Michigan in Glendale, Wis. The historic lighthouse was originally built in 1855 and replaced in 1888. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places. There is a small fee to tour the lighthouse and the museum...well worth it. There are walking trails in back of the structure which will take you through a beautiful park along the lake cliffs. The parking is good there are clean restrooms available.
  • Beautiful light house specially if you visit after midnight. Some people believe it is haunted. Some others just take a walk around it and enjoy.

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