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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

Notes:
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.

Directions:
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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