I worked as a tour guide for two summers at the Umpqua River Lighthouse in Oregon. This opportunity enabled me to learn more about this lighthouse than any of the others I've seen. Although I have personally visited 302 lighthouses in the United States and three Provinces in Canada, the Umpqua River Lighthouse has special meaning for me.
The Milwaukee Pierhead Lighthouse was built in 1906 and is located in the Milwaukee Harbor. It marks the entrance to access the Milwaukee and Kinnickinnic Rivers. At the time of my visit in 1998 the lighthouse was closed to the public. Although access to the pier was permitted I chose not to pursue the traffic for a walk on the pier.