Wind Point Lighthouse

In 1880, the Wind Point, Wisconsin lighthouse began guiding vessels into Racine Harbor using a kerosene lamp and a Third Order Fresnel lens.

At 108 feet tall, this lighthouse is one of the tallest on the Great Lakes, and it's light can be seen for almost 20 miles. The grounds are well maintained, and access to the rocky shore of Lake Michigan is a few steps from where this image was taken.

When we visited, the air temperature near the lighthouse was 90 degrees, but cooler on the beach just a few yards away due to the cold waters of Lake Michigan.

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