The North Point Lighthouse is the third lighthouse to be built in Milwaukee, WI. The first lighthouse was erected in 1838, however, it was not located where it could provide proper navigational assistance. It was replaced in 1855 by a 28 ft tower built on a 56 ft bluff overlooking the lake and located approximately 100 ft East of the present lighthouse. Eventually erosion forced rebuilding it, so in 1887 a new lighthouse tower was completed at a height of 39 feet. It was built entirely of bolted cast iron sections. Then, in 1912 a steel plate lower section was built and the cast iron tower placed on top as shown above. This raised the tower to a height of 74 ft and the light to a new height of 160 ft above the lake. This lighthouse operated until 1994 when it was deactivated. I visited this lighthouse in 1998, but it was not open to the public the day of my visit. It is located on N. Wahl Ave in Lake Park, Milwaukee, WI.
- 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. This is where I was inspired to write my book titled, "The Wickie."
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This 1860's story about the lighthouse keepers and their families at the Umpqua River Lighthouse will warm your heart. Discover the challenges they met but never expected, and their determination to maintain navigational aid to mariners on the Oregon coast.
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