Lighthouse Information

Kenosha Lighthouse Studio

The Red Witch entering the Kenosha Harbor July 2016 

Photo cred: Kathy DiCello

As of July 2016, thanks to Scott Hughes, security cameras and motion lights were added to the lighthouse to discourage the tagging and graffiti that had plagued the structure for so long.

Year First Lit​​: 1906


Foundation: Concrete pier


Construction: Cast iron


Tower Shape: Frustum of a cone


Markings/Pattern: Red, black lantern and                                   parapet 


Tower Height: 50 feet (15m) 


Focal Height: 50 feet (15m) (focal plane)


Original Lens: Fourth-order Fresnel lens


Current Lens: 250 MM Tideland

                        Signal acrylic optic

                        Fresnel lens


Range: 12 statute miles (19 km)


Characteristic: Red, Isophase, 6 sec


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