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Port Washington in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Well

 
 
Well Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, 2020
1. Well Marker
Inscription.  This is the site of the original well for the 1849 and 1860 light station. It was only 32 feet deep and the water was not potable. The well pulley is from the steamer Toledo, which was battered to pieces in a storm off Port Washington in 1856 with heavy loss of life.
 
Erected by Port Washington Historical Marker.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 43° 23.463′ N, 87° 52.051′ W. Marker is in Port Washington, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Van Buren Street and Johnson Street, on the right when traveling south. Located on the grounds of the 1860 Light Station and a Port Washington Historical Society museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 Jonhnson St, Port Washington WI 53074, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oil House (here, next to this marker); Northerner (a few steps from this marker); Port Washington Light Station (a few steps from this marker); The Lights of Port Washington
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(a few steps from this marker); Cistern (within shouting distance of this marker); Lakeside Brewery Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodland Habitat (about 300 feet away); St. Mary's Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Washington.
 
More about this marker. The marker is next to the well which is on the east side of the light station.
 
Well Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, 2020
2. Well Marker
Light Station Well image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, 2020
3. Light Station Well
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2021, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2021, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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