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Racine in Racine County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fuel House

(Also known as the Oil House)

 

—Constructed in 1910 —

 
Fuel House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 8, 2013
1. Fuel House Marker
Inscription.

Flammable liquids were stored here, away from the Keeper's House which has wood burning stoves. Lamp oil was carried from here to the tower top in five gallon cans. Note the vents on the front and rear walls to carry away flammable fumes. Oil was delivered by both ship and train.
 
Location. 42° 46.865′ N, 87° 45.473′ W. Marker is in Racine, Wisconsin, in Racine County. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Wind Point Lighthouse and can be reached from Village Hall Drive east of Lighthouse Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4731 Village Hall Drive, Racine WI 53402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pier and Boat Rails (here, next to this marker); Schooner Kate Kelly (within shouting distance of this marker); Capstan (within shouting distance of this marker); Fog Horn House (within shouting distance of this marker); Surf Boat Rail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wind Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Cream Brick Cottages / Cream Brick (approx. 2.7 miles away); Gilbert Knapp Park (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Racine.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wind Point Lighthouse History
Fuel House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 8, 2013
2. Fuel House and Marker
. (Submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Friends of the Wind Point Lighthouse. (Submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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