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Name: Port Washington Breakwater Light  

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Also known as: Port Washington North Breakwater Light

Nearest Town or City:
Port Washington, Wisconsin, United States

Location: Port Washington Harbor, Lake Michigan.

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Photo: Alan Culley

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

This light is virtually a twin of the Indiana Harbor East Breakwater Light. Its arched concrete base allows people to pass beneath it.

Tower Height: 58

Height of Focal Plane: 78

Characteristic and Range: Red flash every 6 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, steel Art Deco tower on concrete base.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1935

Date Present Tower Built: 1935

Optics: 1935: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now modern solar powered optic.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

This light is at the end of a breakwater at the north end of Port Washington Harbor. Walking out on the breakwater can be hazardous; this light is best viewed by boat.


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