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Christa Loecher
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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2009, 04:13:55 am »

Chicago Harbor Lighthouse. The tower was originally constructed at the river mouth in 1893 then moved to the outer breakwater in 1917. A Third Order lens with white and red flashing panels was installed after the Columbian Exposition of 1891. Today it's basically empty and used for storage. Unlike most other lighthouses, this one is connected to shore by a breakwater with a walkway.

The tower is enclosed by two one-story, steel buildings with gable roofs. One is a fog signal building, the second is a former boathouse (and was a private residence for a few years.)

Location: South end of north breakwater, Chicago Harbor. 48 foot tall, brick lined steel tower with steel building. It is visible from Navy Pier, most of downtown, and the lakefront. It is closed to the public.

It is also called the Chicago Harbor Light.

Photo by Richard C. Drew, August 12, 2004
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