Milwaukee Breakwater Light

Under construction
South End of Milwaukee Harbor Breakwall

Square on Square House Mounted with Round Lightroom

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Overview Looking Southeast

The lighthouse flashes red. The fourth order Fresnel lens was removed in 1994 and is currently on display at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning August 2016

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Description 

The Milwaukee Breakwater Light is a 1/4" steel plate structure built over a steel frame, mounted on a concrete foundation. It is privately owned, having been declared surplus by the US Coast Guard in 2011. The owners are restoring the lighthouse with the intention of opening it to the public for tours and educational seminars.

The lighthouse is accessible by water only, and currently, access by boat is treacherous. The owners intend to build a dock on the inside of the breakwall.

The ATON (Aids to Navigation) on the light station consists of a light signal flashing a red light every ten (10) seconds and a fog signal horn sounding a two(2) second blast every twenty (20) seconds from April 1 to November 1.

The fourth order Fresnel lens was removed in 1994 and is currently on display at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 16, 2011.

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2018: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • November 18, 2018: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - Lugnuts969 [at] gmail [dot] com