Love of Lighthouses North American Lighthouses: Chicago Harbor Light

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Name: Chicago Harbor Light

Location (State or Province): Chicago, Illinois

Date Established: 1893, moved 1919

Optics: Third Order Fresnel lens

Markings: White, red on roofs

Range: 24 miles

Characteristics: flashing red 5 sec

Elevation: 82 ft focal plane

Posted by Windigo on Mar 17, 2010 1:30 PM CST:
Travel Instructions:
From Interstate 94 in Chicago, take exit 50B and proceed east to Lake Michigan and Navy Pier. There is parking on Navy Pier and fairly good views of the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse can be had from the end of the pier. Shoreline Sightseeing offers harbor and skyline tours that depart form Navy Pier, affording good views of the lighthouse.

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