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Manitowoc Breakwater Light
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

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Date Established: 1840
Date Present Tower Built: 1918
Date Automated: 1971
Height of Tower: 40 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 52 ft.


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This lighthouse is a steel, 3-tiered structure that sits on a oncrete jetty in Lake Michigan. The fog horn in in the bottom layer, and the second layer is an observation area.
Manitowoc is home to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum that includes a genuine WWII submarine. Submarines were built here and launched for service during the war.

Photo Credits: rdsalz (#2)

Submitted by: Mary Ganley Date posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 Views: 2525