Sunday, August 4, 2013

119 North Point Lighthouse and Keepers' Quarters

A climb to the top of this 74 foot tower will amaze you with spectacular views of Lake Michigan, Lake Park, and the city of Milwaukee.  The North Point Lighthouse was completed in 1888 and was the second lighthouse to be erected on this site, the first being lost to erosion of the bluff. The lighthouse guided vessels for more than 100 years before its closing in 1994, followed by restoration of the tower and the keepers' quarters.  I recently spent an entire Sunday on these grounds, and it has quickly become one of my favorite places in Milwaukee.  Sounds like a series of paintings....

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