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Name: Long Tail Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States

Location: Lake Michigan, three miles north of Green Bay.

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Managing Organization:
Long Tail Point State Wildlife Area

This tower is all that remains of three different Long Tail Point lighthouses. The lighthouse was discontinued in 1859 because of danger from shore erosion. In the 1970s the government gave the tower to an individual with instructions that it be torn down. He found the task too difficult and the old stone tower still stands, minus its lantern, abandoned and decaying.

Tower Height: 65

Description of Tower: Conical stone tower.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?

Date Established: 1849

Date Present Tower Built: 1849

Date Deactivated: 1859

Fog Signal: Originally fog bell.

Current Use: Abandoned.

Open To Public? no


Accessible by boat only.

Keepers: John P. Dousman (1849-1853); Thomas Atkinson (1853-1859).

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