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Old Kenosha Lighthouse

USA Latitude / Longitude: 42.5894394° / -87.815712°
Description: Location: 5117 Fourth Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin Built by the federal government in 1866, the Kenosha Lighthouse replaces two other lighthouses constructed at this site in 1848? and 1858?. Originally designated a coast and harbor light for Southport, now Kenosha, WI provided the first navigational illumination a mariner would see upon entering Wisconsin from the Chicago area. Standing 55 feet (17 m) [17 m] tall and situated on a hill, the lighthouse projected light from 74 feet (23 m) [23 m] above lake level. The tower is built of yellow Milwaukee Cream City brick and is conical in shape. Originally the lighthouse contained a fourth order Fresnel lens fueled by kerosene with a fixed?-white light which varied by flashes. Officially discontinued in 1906, the lantern room was later removed and replaced by a 25-foot (7.6 m) [8 m] tripod mast for displaying storm warning flags and lights. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, the lighthouse has been restored and holds an automated electric light. (1996)
Type: Lighthouse
Number of Flashes: 1
Focal Height: 16m
Location / Area / Island: Southeast Wisconsin
Inactive since Year 1996
Shape & Material Greek Revival
Color of Structure Cream City Brick

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