Cook County Historical Society
Contact Address Information:
Box 1293, 4 Broadway
This lighthouse is maintained by the Cook County Historical Society; the Coast Guard still maintains the active optic.
Description of Tower: Square, pyramidal steel skeletal tower, upper part enclosed.
This light is operational
1885 keeper's house (museum).
Date Established: 1885
Date Present Tower Built: 1922
Optics: 1885: Fifth order Fresnel lens, still in use.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
The keeper's house on shore near this lighthouse is a historical museum managed by the Cook County Historical Society. Hours: May 25 - October 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Noon - 5 p.m. Sunday.
This lighthouse is on a breakwater near the Cook County Historical Museum on US Route 61.