Racine in Racine County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fog Horn House
1880: Two wooden buildings
1900: Replaced with brick structure
Browne 1st Class Auto Compressed Air
Siren driven by Hornsby-Akroyd engine
Two Copper Trumpets (still in place
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
1995: Restored by Horn House Restoration
Committee, headed by Richard Tobias &
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 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. • Communications • Man-Made Features • Waterways & 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 222 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.