Scenic USA - Wisconsin
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of historic sites, points of interest, and a large
sampling of America's parklands. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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Old Kenosha Light
|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Even thought the Old Kenosha Lighthouse dates back to 1866, it was actually the third lighthouse built on this site. Situated on top of an overlooking bluff, the old Kenosha Light Station was the first navigational beam seen by Wisconsin bound mariners leaving Chicago. Built of cream-colored Milwaukee brick, the lighthouse used a fourth order Fresnel lens, perched on top of the 55 foot tower. Its tenure lasted 40 years, eventually replaced by the Kenosha North Pier Light. With no particular use other than displaying storm warning flags, the old lighthouse languished.
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