Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

The Copper Harbor Lighthouse was built in 1848 and has a tower that stands 62 feet tall. It is located on the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan inside Fort Wilkins Historic State Park on private land and the passage between the two is NOT allowed. The light was deactivated in 1927. In 1963, the Michigan Department…

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Racine North Breakwater Lighthouse

This little lighthouse caught my eye. There was something about it I just had to go and see it in person. So finally after a few weeks of freezing cold weather and 20 inches of snow fall we had a gorgeous day with a high of 38 a perfect day for a drive. This lighthouse…

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Christmas Range Lights

  Established in 1868, the Grand Island Harbor Range Rear “Christmas Light” is an inactive lighthouse. The light tower is about 62 feet tall. The rear light was abandoned in 1969 and is now overseen by the U.S Forest Service. It is tucked away south of M-28 near the town of Christmas where many people…

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Kenosha Southport Lighthouse, Wisconsin

The Kenosha Southport Lighthouse is built on Simmons Island, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The height of the tower is 55 feet.  Originally designated as a coast and harbor light, the light station was the first navigational light a mariner would see upon entering Wisconsin from Chicago. It was functional until 1906 at which time it was…

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Kenosha North Pier Lighthouse

I have a love for lighthouses. I find them to be mysterious. I have seen some really pretty ones and some plain ones. I discovered this one close to home. It is located off of Highway 50 in Kenosha, Wisconsin along Lake Michigan. It is 50 feet tall and is a working lighthouse. It was…

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Wind Point Lighthouse, Racine Wisconsin

This historic lighthouse was built in 1880.  This lighthouse is one of the tallest at 108 feet and one of the oldest serving navigation on the Great Lakes.  You are able to climb the tower of this beautiful lighthouse that is 11 stories (144 steps) the first Sunday of the month and the price of…

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Grosse Point Lighthouse, Evanston Illinois

I was quite surprise to see this lighthouse when we stopped for the light at the intersection on Sheridan road in Evanston. This beautiful 1873 lighthouse is located near Northwestern University. I did not have the opportunity to tour the lighthouse as they were not offering tours at that time. You are able to walk…

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North Point Lighthouse, Milwaukee Wisconsin

This 1855 historical two and half story wood frame Queen Ann Style Keepers Quarters and 74 foot Lighthouse tower is located in a neighborhood along Lake Michigan. The view from the top of the lighthouse is beautiful and on a clear day you should be able to see 20 miles away. There is an admission…