Kenosha County Historical Society
Contact Address Information:
6300 Third Avenue
The Kenosha County Historical Society has built a replica lantern for this lighthouse; the original was removed after the light was deactivated. The lighthouse was activated as a private aid to navigation in 1996, and the restoration of the station is ongoing.
Tower Height: 55
Description of Tower: Conical brick tower.
This light is not operational
Two story brick keeper's house, storage shed.
Date Established: 1866
Date Present Tower Built: 1866
Date Deactivated: 1906-1996
Optics: 1866: Fourth order Fresnel lens; now 300 mm optic.
Current Use: Historic site, private aid to navigation.
Call for tour availability. Located on Simmons Island adjacent to Simmons Island Park, at 50th Street and Lake Michigan.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places