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Name: Milwaukee Breakwater Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Location: Milwaukee Harbor, Lake Michigan.

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Photo: Alan Culley
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Managing Organization:
Optima Enrichment, Brookfield, Wisc.

This lighthouse is at the end of Milwaukee's outer breakwater. In 2013, under the National Lighthouse Preservation Act, ownership of the lighthouse was given to the nonprofit Optima Enrichment.

Tower Height: 53

Height of Focal Plane: 61

Characteristic and Range: Red flash every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, square tower and lantern on roof of keeper's quarters.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Integral white, Art Deco style two-story steel keeper's quarters.

Date Established: 1926

Date Present Tower Built: 1926

Date Automated: 1966

Optics: Original fourth order Fresnel lens now on display at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc. Now modern optic.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

This lighthouse can be viewed from a pier near Festival Park in Milwaukee.


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