CHICAGO HARBOR IL

Year Established:
1893
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1901
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
1998
Photo Credit:
David P. Helfand
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
CHICAGO HARBOR ENTRANCE/LAKE MICHIGAN
Latitude:
41° 53'46"
Longitude:
87° 35'32"
City / Town:
CHICAGO
U.S. State:
Illinois
Location County:
COOK
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
No
Light List Data:
  1. CHICAGO HARBOR IL
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1893
Tower Construction Material:
CAST IRON W/BRICK LINING
Tower Foundation:
RUBBLE STONE W/CONCRETE PIER
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
67.33 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
59.33 FT
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1919
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1893
Keeper's Quarters Style:
INTEGRAL TO TOWER
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
IRON W/BRICK LINING
Other Structures:
ATTACHED BOATHOUSE, RADIO BEACON (1927)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Original Optic Type:
THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1893
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017