Thursday, December 29, 2011

Featured Lighthouse #20- North Point Light- Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee’s North Point Lighthouse is a historic, maritime treasure, standing tall overlooking Lake Michigan since 1855. One of the oldest structures still standing in what is now Lake Park, the North Point Light Station consists of a 74-foot lighthouse tower and a two-story wood-frame Keeper’s Quarters. Located on a two-acre semi-wooded parcel nestled between two ravines extending to Lake Michigan, this iconic structure played an important role in the region's maritime trade and economic growth for more than 120 years, where it remained in use until being decommissioned in 1994.

Each year, visitors are drawn to the beauty and historical significance of Lake Park and Milwaukee's East Side vintage neighborhoods. Public tours are available Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 4 p.m. year round.

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