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ASHLAND HARBOR BREAKWATER LIGHT

State: WISCONSIN
Location: CHEQUAMEGON BAY / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: ASHLAND
County: ASHLAND
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1911


Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light
Photo courtesy John Kelly, General Services Administration
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1915
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER ON CRIB
  • Construction Materials: REINFORCED CONCRETE/STEEL
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYL. WATCHROOM ON HEX. PYR. TOWER
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 58
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 250 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 60
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1916
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1980

Miscellaneous:
DWELLING & BOATHOUSE CONSTRUCTED 1916 ONSHORE 2 MILES FROM LIGHT; LIVING QUARTERS ALSO LOCATED IN 2ND AND 3RD STORIES OF TOWER



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