U.S. Coast Guard
This tower was relocated to its present position at the end of a breakwater in 1919.
Height of Focal Plane: 82
Description of Tower: White, conical cast iron tower on concrete pier.
This light is operational
Intergral fog signal building and boathouse.
1832: Tower at mouth of Chicago River.
Date Established: 1832
Date Present Tower Built: 1893
Date Automated: 1979
Optics: 1893: Third order Fresnel lens (now at Cabrillo National Monument, CA)
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? no
This lighthouse is visible from locations along Chicago's Lake Michigan waterfront, and from some harbor cruises leaving Chicago.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places