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Name: Racine Reef Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Racine, Wisconsin, United States

Location: Near Racine Harbor entrance.

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The reef was originally marked by a lighted buoy, installed in the 1850s. The 1906 lighthouse was demolished in 1961. An active light on a skeleton tower stands on the old foundation.  

Description of Tower: 1899: Iron skeleton tower on a concrete crib. 1906: Victorian steel and brick dwelling with octagonal tower on roof, on concrete caisson.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1899

Date Deactivated: 1961

Date Automated: 1954

Optics: 1906: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.

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