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Name: Wind Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Racine, Wisconsin, United States

Location: Racine Harbor, Lake Michigan.

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Photo: Alan Culley
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Managing Organization:
Village of Wind Point

Telephone: 262-639-3777


Contact Address Information:
4725 Lighthouse Dr
Wind Point
Wisconsin, 53402, United States

Wind Point Lighthouse became the second of all Great Lakes' lights to be electrified (1924). The Tower was reopened as part of the 150th anniversary for the City of Racine in 1984 and tours were started in 1989. Over 1000 people waited in line to tour the tower on its first day open. The Coast Guard transferred ownership in 1997 to the Village of Wind Point, with the requirement that it be maintained as a historic landmark.

Tower Height: 108

Height of Focal Plane: 111

Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1880 1.5 story brick keeper's house, 1900 brick fog signal building, oil house, garage, two storage buildings.

Date Established: 1880

Date Present Tower Built: 1880

Date Automated: 1964

Optics: 1880: Third order Fresnel lens; now DCB-24 for 35 years. Replaced in 2007 by Vega VRB-25..

Fog Signal: 1900: Steam powered fog horn (removed 1964).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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