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North Point (Milwaukee) postcard face - click to enlarge

North Point (Milwaukee) postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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North Point (Milwaukee)

State: WI
Year established: 1855
Latitude: 43 deg 3 min 56 sec N
Longitude: 87 deg 52 min 17 sec W
Height above sea level: 154 feet

Original construction:
Approximately 30-foot octagonal cast-iron tower with staggered portholes and rectangular windows up the sides

1888: tower was moved inland to present location
1913: current 74-foot tower was created to clear obstructing trees by lifting original tower atop a steel base built next to it

deactivated in 1994

in Milwaukee County Park

More information:
Berger, Todd R., Lighthouses of the Great Lakes, (Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2002), p. 128