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The lighthouse on Kimberly Point isnt the first beacon to have marked the waters near the northern end of Lake Winnebago. In 1852, an island known as Lighthouse Reef was selected as the site for a lighthouse to mark the entrance to the Fox River from the lake. Known as Menasha Lighthouse, this beacon was placed in operation in 1855 with Dennis Crowley as its first keeper. The expected boat traffic on the Fox River never materialized, and the light was discontinued in August 1859. The lighthouse