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Milwaukee Pierhead Light

Location: on the north pier at the entrance to the Kinnickinnic River near Milwaukee, WI
Body of Water: Lake Michigan

About Milwaukee Pierhead Light

The location of the light is on the north pier at the entrance to the Kinnickinnic River. The nearest city is Milwaukee, WI. The station was first established in 1872. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1906.

The lighthouse is a red conical tower with a black lantern.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 48 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 7 nautical miles. The tower height is 41 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-20670 (U.S.)

A submarine power cable runs from the Milwaukee Breakwater Light.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 4 second period, the light is on for less than 2 then off for more than 2.

Milwaukee Pierhead Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 2012, reference number 12000971.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:39 am
Sunrise: 7:20 am
Sunset: 4:45 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:25 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

Additional Conditions.

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