Love of Lighthouses North American Lighthouses: Kenosha Southport Light

Name: Kenosha Southport Light

Location (State or Province): Wisconsin

Date Established: 1866

Optics: Originally Fourth order Fresnel lens, current lens: 300 mm Tidelands acrylic plastic lens

Markings: Natural brick with green lantern

Structure: Milwaukee "Cream City brick" w/Mortar coat

Elevation: 76 ft focal plane

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Posted by Windigo on Mar 17, 2010 1:31 PM CST:
Travel Instructions:
From Interstate 94 west of Kenosha, take exit 342 and travel east on Highway 158 (52nd Street) 6.8 miles until it ends. Turn left on 6th Avenue, drive two blocks and turn right onto 50th Street. Take 50th street over the bridge and onto Simmons Island. Turn right after crossing the bridge and you will see the Kenosha Lighthouse on your left.

The lighthouse is occasionally opened for tours by the Kenosha History Center. Visit their website or call (262) 654-5770 for tour dates.

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