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Historic Lighthouses and Light Stations in Illinois


The year in parentheses refers to the year in which the light was first lit in the existing tower.


Cross-section drawing of lighthouse and attached keeper's house

Chicago Harbor Light (1893)

Location: Chicago Harbor entrance/Lake Michigan


Grosse Point Light (1873)

Location: Lake Michigan






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