North Point Lighthouse
The North Point Milwaukee Lighthouse, neatly nestled in beautifully landscaped
Lake Park on Milwaukee's east side, is a local maritime jewel. Incorporated as
part of legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted's grand design for
this scenic urban park, North Point rests far atop a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan,
making it one of the highest light stations on the Great Lakes. Three distinctly
different lighthouses have been located here, each with its own unique story.
Notable keepers include Georgia Stebbins, who came to North Point as a sickly
young woman and was transformed by fresh air and hard work into a feisty, dedicated
lightkeeper and served with distinction for over 30 years. Abandoned and boarded up
for many years, North Point has been resurrected from near ruin. Today, the North
Point Lighthouse Friends see to it that this historic sentinel is preserved for
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