U.S. Coast Guard
Tower Height: 42
Height of Focal Plane: 45
Characteristic and Range: Red flash every 4 seconds.
Description of Tower: Red, conical cast iron tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1872
Date Present Tower Built: 1906
Optics: 1906: Fourth order Fresnel lens; later fifth order Fresnel lens (removed and replaced by modern optic, now at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc).
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
The pier and lighthouse can be accessed through Festival Park in Milwaukee.