North Point Lighthouse, Milwaukee

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#4 of 9 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, ISBN 0-932212-98-0. Sapulski, Wayne S., Lighthouses of Lake Michigan: Past and Present ISBN 0-923568-47-6; ISBN 978-0-923568-47-4. Wright, Larry and Wright, Patricia, Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia Hardback ISBN 1-55046-399-3.
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  • September 24, 2017
    We did not go inside but the a few was beautiful. Nice park t ride bikes or walk. A fun place to go too.  more »
  • September 12, 2017
    This is a beautiful lighthouse. The museum portion was closed the day we visited. Nice walkways and paths along the water to explore.  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Beautiful setting in Lake Park which was designed by "the father of landscape architecture" Freferick Law Olmstead.  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    Beautiful old lighthouse ... riveted steel I think. Very interesting. Lovely grounds.
  • June 16, 2017
    A beautiful setting...lighthouse, park, trails, etc. Will definitely come back here again next summer.
  • May 14, 2017
    Great view. staff very helpful and informative. Recommend seeing this.
  • June 8, 2016
    Smart cities take care of their landmarks. This is just one around Milwaukee that is worth visiting. While there, take time to stroll the beautiful path behind it with scenic views of the lake. Then take a slow drive around the neighborhood and admire the gorgeous old homes that are so well taken care of.
  • May 11, 2017
    5.00tours real interesting story

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