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Name: Southport Light  

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Also known as: Kenosha Light

Nearest Town or City:
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States

Location: Kenosha Harbor, Lake Michigan.

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Managing Organization:
Kenosha County Historical Society

Telephone: 262-654-5770

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Contact Address Information:
6300 Third Avenue
Wisconsin, 53140, United States

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

Other Buildings?
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


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