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The Wind Point Lighthouse

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 26 July 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

To assist navigation around the point into Racine Harbor, Wisconsin, the Wind Point Lighthouse began functioning in 1880 with a kerosene lamp, focused and magnified by a third order Fresnel lens. Its light could be seen for 19 miles.

At 108 feet, it is one of the tallest and oldest lighthouses still serving on the Great Lakes. Its fog horns, last sounded in 1964, could be heard for 10 miles.

In recognition of the key role this lighthouse has played in the maritime history of Racine County, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

In 1997, the National Park Service awarded ownership of the property to the Village of Wind Point, Wisconsin. The Coast Guard still maintains the light as a public navigation aid.

Photo taken on March 30, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 30/1 second F/36.0 ISO 100 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

I do love a good lighthouse, very well taken

26 Jul 2010 5:13am

Florence from Paris, France

A lovely lighthouse, wonderfully enlighted.

26 Jul 2010 8:46am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow ! A very beautiful composition, I love that deep blue background. Have a nice day Steven :)

26 Jul 2010 1:52pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is a great treatment here Steven. I have become convinced that you are a master at nighttime scenes using available artificial light and turning it into something even more beautiful than anyone envisioned. This is just a marvelous, marvelous job Steven. Additionally, I need to go to this lighthouse on my "dreamed of" grand tour of the Great Lakes States. Awesome work, Steven

26 Jul 2010 3:34pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Gorgeous ! Well done !

26 Jul 2010 5:09pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Yes, you've done a great job with this one Steven.

26 Jul 2010 5:18pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Cool usage of your logo - and I like these colours a lot!

26 Jul 2010 8:43pm

Paul from summerside, Canada


26 Jul 2010 10:08pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great light on this.

27 Jul 2010 1:00am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a beauty! I'm glad this old light is still burning. It seems such a shame to take these wonders out of service even with GPS and other modern navigation aids.

27 Jul 2010 9:52pm