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

Fog Horn House

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

1880: Two wooden buildings

1900: Replaced with brick structure
Signal Equipment:
Browne 1st Class Auto Compressed Air
Siren driven by Hornsby-Akroyd engine
Two Copper Trumpets (still in place
above doors)
Crosby Automatic Time Signal
(3 sec. out of 30)

Jan. 26, 1901: First sounded in
heavy snow storm

1964: Taken out of service by
U.S. Coast Guard (signal
equipment removed)

1995: Restored by Horn House Restoration
Committee, headed by Richard Tobias &
Carolyn Harvey

2004: Converted into Maritime Museum by
"Friend" Lyle Andersen & Sons

Present: Maritime Museum by "Friends of
the Wind Point Lighthouse
"
 
Location. 42° 46.885′ 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. Capstan (here, next to this marker); Surf Boat Rail (a few steps from this marker); Schooner Kate Kelly
Fog Horn House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 8, 2013
2. Fog Horn House and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Pier and Boat Rails (within shouting distance of this marker); Fuel House (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 . . .  Friends of Wind Point Lighthouse. (Submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. CommunicationsMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
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 213 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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