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Name: Ashland Breakwater Light  

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Also known as: Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light

Nearest Town or City:
Ashland, Wisconsin, United States

Location: Chequamegon Bay, Lake Superior.

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Photo: Joost Keesing

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

This lighthouse is at the northwestern tip of an offshore breakwater and cannot be accessed by land.

Tower Height: 58

Height of Focal Plane: 60

Description of Tower: White reinforced concrete tower; upper part cylindrical, lower part hexagonal.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1915

Date Present Tower Built: 1915

Optics: 1915: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now 250 mm, solar powered.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? no.

Accessible by boat only. The lighthouse can be seen distantly from Bay View Park in Ashland.

Keepers: Frank H. Mersy, Sr. (1925-1951)


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