North Point Lighthouse, Milwaukee

4.5
#4 of 14 in Historic Sites in Milwaukee
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 .
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  • This is a great lighthouse. There are tours on the weekends, however we visited on a Tuesday. We were still able to walk around the park and get some amazing photos of the lighthouse.  more »
  • We visited the lighthouse after hours so we could not go inside. But it was well worth the visit. Beautiful walk, grounds are a delight to see. The lighthouse is in great shape.. they installed a mirr...  more »
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  • We were here while they were closed unfortunately, but the exterior is breathtaking. We will definitely be going back during operating hours on our next visit to Milwaukee.
  • Simply the best. Gorgeous and photogenic even when it's closed, but so much more educational when it's open! They have fun gifts in the shop, and of course the view from the top is breathtaking.

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