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Name: Racine North Breakwater Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Racine, Wisconsin, United States

Location: Racine Harbor, Wisconsin

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Photo: Alan Culley
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Managing Organization:
City of Racine

The current tower first served as the North Pier Light from 1901 until about 1916, then was moved to the North Breakwater. Public outcry saved this light from being demolished in the 1980s.

Tower Height: 46

Description of Tower: Red, square steel tower; upper part enclosed, lower part open (skeletal).

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1900: White, hexagonal, pyramidal tower (

Date Established: 1900

Date Present Tower Built: 1901

Tower Moved?
c. 1916

Date Deactivated: 1987

Current Use: Attraction on the city's waterfront.

Open To Public? No.

This light can be seen from a park near Racine's South Pier.


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