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The North Point Light is a lighthouse located in Lake Park on the East Side of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States.The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 as reference #84003732. It was also added to the Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey as survey HABS WI-358.It replaced a previous Cream City brick lighthouse constructed in 1855 that was located too close to the edge of the eroding bluff. In 1888 a cast-iron lighthouse was built, but this tower was not tall enough and was placed on top of a steel structure in 1912 raising its height to and light focal plane to. The tower underwent restoration in 2005.The first lantern burned mineral oil. A new lens, installed in 1868, is still in use. The present light source is a 25,000 candlepower lamp rotated electrically and controlled by an automatic time clock. The lens focuses a 1,300,000 candlepower signal visible for.A $984,000 grant was used to restore the light and to open it to the public.Specialized Additional reading Havighurst, Walter The Long Ships Passing: The Story of the Great Lakes, Macmillan Publishers. Oleszewski, Wes, Great Lakes Lighthouses, American and Canadian: A Comprehensive Directory/Guide to Great Lakes Lighthouses, . Sapulski, Wayne S., Lighthouses of Lake Michigan: Past and Present ;. Wright, Larry and Wright, Patricia, Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia Hardback .Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to North Point Lighthouse by using our Milwaukee trip itinerary maker tool.
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Although the lighthouse was closer we still enjoyed walking around it and enjoyed the grounds. It’s a beautiful lighthouse. Would love to have walked up the lighthouse and checked out their museum. I.... more
Although the lighthouse was closer we still enjoyed walking around it and enjoyed the grounds. It’s a beautiful lighthouse. Would love to have walked up the lighthouse and checked out their museum. I.... more »
O Lu reason I have 4 stars was because of the limited hours. We are o Lu in town during the week, so unable to visit inside. The outside is well maintained and clean.
O Lu reason I have 4 stars was because of the limited hours. We are o Lu in town during the week, so unable to visit inside. The outside is well maintained and clean. more »
Good experience. Easy to get to. Parking was free. Tickets were 9 dollars for adults. Took about 1.5 hours to walk the area and go through the museum. We did walk away to the North as well so the total time was about 2 hours. The top has a ladder which wasn't bad. We did sign a waiver. All in all a great experience. With a nice view. Displays in the museum are well done.
A great little spot packed with local history. Decently priced tickets, a must visit on any weekend visit. Be sure you're ready to climb up the lighthouse!
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