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Waukegan Harbor (Little Fort) Light

Location: at the end of Government Pier marking the entrance to Waukegan Harbor near Waukegan, IL
Body of Water: Lake Michigan

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About Waukegan Harbor (Little Fort) Light


The location of the light is at the end of Government Pier marking the entrance to Waukegan Harbor. The nearest city is Waukegan, IL. The station was first established in 1889. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1889.

The lighthouse is a on a cylindrical tower.

The tower has a occulting green light at a focal plane height of 36 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 12 nautical miles. The tower height is 35 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-20315 (U.S.)

Waukegan Harbor Light is a lighthouse at the end of Government Pier at the foot of Madison Street in Waukegan, Illinois. It was first built in 1889 and moved in 1905 after the pier was extended.

HORN: 2 blasts ev 30s (2s bl-2s si-2s bl-24s si). Operates by key the microphone 5 times on VHF channel 83A.

An 'occulting' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is longer than the total duration of darkness and the interval of darkness (eclipses) are usually of equal duration. So in the 4 second period, the light is on for more than 2 then off for less than 2.

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