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Name: Bailey's Harbor Range Front Light  

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Also known as: Bailey's Harbor Range Front Light

Nearest Town or City:
Bailey's Harbor, Wisconsin, United States

Location: Door Peninsula, Lake Michigan.

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Photo: Gary Martin

Managing Organization:
Door County

This unusual lighthouse is within Door County's Ridges Wildlife Sanctuary. It has been replaced as an aid to navigation by a nearby steel skeletal tower.

Tower Height: 21

Height of Focal Plane: 22

Description of Tower: White, square wooden tower with octagonal wooden lantern.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1870

Date Present Tower Built: 1870

Date Deactivated: 1969

Optics: 1869: Fifth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Part of wildlife sanctuary.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

From Highway 57 North, take Ridges Road to the Ridges Wildlife Sanctuary and the range lights.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Fabian Trudell (1869-1872), Marcus Shaler (1872-1875), Joseph Harris Jr. (1875-1881), Hans L. Hanson (1881-1882), George Larson (1882-1888), John Millidge (1888-1896), Henry Gattie (1896-1923)


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