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Name: Racine Harbor Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Racine, Wisconsin, United States

Location: Racine Harbor, Lake Michigan.

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Photo: Alan Culley
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Managing Organization:
Pugh Marina


This lighthouse replaced the 1839 Root River Lighthouse, discontinued in 1865. The Racine Harbor Light was itself replaced by the Racine North Breakwater Light in 1901. The dwelling (minus the lantern room) was extensively altered in 1903 and in 1939 was integrated into the Racine Coast Guard Station. The building was sold into private hands when the station was closed. It is now part of Pugh Marina in Racine.

Tower Height: 36

Description of Tower: White, square, brick tower attached to keeper's dwelling (lantern removed).

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
Lifesaving station, boathouse.

Date Established: 1866

Date Present Tower Built: 1866

Date Deactivated: 1901

Optics: Fourth order Fresnel lens (now removed).

Current Use: Part of a marina.

Open To Public? No.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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