Sunday, April 10, 2016

Lighthouse of the Week, April 10-16, 2016: Milwaukee Breakwater Light, WI, USA

I decided to head up the Lake Michigan coast from Chicago, where I had a Lighthouse of the Week a couple of weeks ago.

This lighthouse was only recently turned off (according to Wikipedia), and is currently under private ownership which intends to renovate it (also according to Wikipedia).

This is correct;  here's the Web site for it -- The Milwaukee Breakwater Lighthouse

Here's more info about, from U.S. Lighthouses:  Milwaukee Breakwater Lighthouse

A couple of facts about it:  it was built in 1926, and it is made of steel plates on a steel frame, to resist the occasionally powerful Lake Michigan wave action (like the picture below taken by Tom Wright).

Here's a couple more, under calmer conditions.  The third one looks back at the city.

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