Wind Point Light

Wind Point Light

Wind Point Lighthouse (or Windpoint Light Station) is an active aid to navigation located at the north end of Racine Harbor in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Designed by Orlando Metcalfe Poe, and constructed in 1880, it is one of the oldest and tallest active lighthouses on the Great Lakes and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Reference #84003780). The lighthouse is located in the village of Wind Point, Wisconsin, on Lighthouse Road, next to the Shoop Park golf course.

The lighthouse stands tall. The beacon was originally powered by a three-wicked kerosene lamp magnified by a third order fresnel lens. The light was electrified in 1924, and replaced by a DCB-24R airport beacon in 1964. The light can be seen for . A signal house (horns removed) remains on the grounds as well as a garage, two storage buildings, and an oil house. The Village of Wind Point has maintained the lighthouse and grounds since 1964, and uses the old keepers quarters as a village hall and police headquarters.

In the summer of 2007, the lighthouse tower underwent a US$210,000 restoration, during which windows and doors were replaced, brickwork repointed, and the tower repainted.


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