Milwaukee North Pierhead WI TAT 2012.jpg (4.08 MB)
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US Lighthouse Society Archives
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City / Town:
OWNER & ACCESS
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Light List Data:
Year Tower Established:
Tower Construction Material:
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
40 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
Fog Signal Building?:
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL / FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
USCG Access to Optics:
- 1868: The piers flanking the channel of the river were extended out further into Lake Michigan in 1868.
- 1872: A light was built on the end of the north pier to mark the entrance.
- 1906: The original tower was replaced.
- 1926: The 4th Order Fresnel was replaced by a 5th order. The 4th order lens was moved to the breakwater light. With the completion of the breakwater light a cable was laid to power the pierhead light. The keepers at the breakwater now took care of both lights.
Jul 21, 2017