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Wind Point (Racine Point) postcard face - click to enlarge

Wind Point (Racine Point) postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart

Wind Point (Racine Point)

State: WI
Year established: 1880
Latitude: 42 deg 46 min 52 sec N
Longitude: 87 deg 45 min 30 sec W
Height above sea level: 111 feet

Original construction:
current white 108-foot conical brick tower connected to dwelling

electrified in 1924; automated in 1964; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
flashing white every 20 seconds, visible for 28 nautical miles

More information:
Berger, Todd R., Lighthouses of the Great Lakes, (Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2002), p. 129
U.S. Department of Homeland Security / United States Coast Guard, Light List, Volume VII, Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River above the St. Regis River, (Washington, DC: GPO, 2004), p. 203