North Point Lighthouse, Milwaukee

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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 .
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  • This beautiful lighthouse is unique for lighthouses along this coastline, made of steel instead of brick like most of the others. The museum is very informative and has lots of history about the...  more »
  • The light house is beautiful and well maintained. The cliff veiw of lake Michigan is wonderful . You also in one of the most beautiful residential area in North America. So come see rhe light house....  more »
  • A fascinating museum and fantastic views from the top of the lighthouse. Well worth a visit if you love lighthouses and history.  more »
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  • The lighthouse is located in Lake Park just off Wahl St. along Lake Michigan in Glendale, Wis. The historic lighthouse was originally built in 1855 and replaced in 1888. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places. There is a small fee to tour the lighthouse and the museum...well worth it. There are walking trails in back of the structure which will take you through a beautiful park along the lake cliffs. The parking is good there are clean restrooms available.
  • Beautiful light house specially if you visit after midnight. Some people believe it is haunted. Some others just take a walk around it and enjoy.
  • The North Point Lighthouse is a beautiful gem. I had never been there, but decided to do the tour when friends asked me to go with. Surround by trees and landscaping, overlooking the lake, it was easy to forget you were in the middle of the city. The lighthouse might not look that tall, but when you take the winding walk up to the top, you find that it is taller than expected, and well worth it. The view from above is amazing. Highly reccommend!
  • Nice little place but the staff is what really makes a place feel homey They found out we were from south dakota and they stayed a bit longer to show us around and that was more than I can say cause we definitely appreciated that for sure
  • One of the nicest Lighthouses we've ever seen. Staff was super friendly

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