Kenosha (Southport) Lighthouse

Kenosha (Southport) Lighthouse (HM54B)

Location: Kenosha, WI 53140 Kenosha County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 35.377', W 87° 48.969'

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Built by the federal government in 1866, the Kenosha Lighthouse replaces two other lighthouses constructed at this site in 1848 and 1858. Originally designated a coast and harbor light for Southport, now Kenosha, WI provided the first navigational illumination a mariner would see upon entering Wisconsin from the Chicago area. Standing 55 feet tall and situated on a hill, the lighthouse projected light from 74 feet above lake level. The tower is built of yellow Milwaukee Cream City brick and is conical in shape. Originally the lighhouse contained a fourth order Fresnel lensfueld by kerosene with a fixed-white light which varied by flashes. Officially discontinued in 1906, the lantern room was later removed and replaced by a 25-foot tripod mast for displaying storm warning flags and lights. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, the lighthouse has been restored and holds an automated electric light.
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HM NumberHM54B
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number437
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 2:52am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 433035 N 4715566
Decimal Degrees42.58961667, -87.81615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 35.377', W 87° 48.969'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 35' 22.62" N, 87° 48' 58.14" W
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Area Code(s)262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5036-5122 4th Ave, Kenosha WI 53140, US
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