Wind Point Lighthouse
Several lighthouses have called Racine home, but none is more synonymous with the nautical heritage
of the “Belle City” than Wind Point. Always a beehive of activity, the Wind Point Lighthouse is one
of the larger lighthouse complexes on the Great Lakes, and a hardworking keeper, two assistants, and
their families made their livelihood here. For over 125 years, the tall stately tower has faithfully
stood guard, shining its bright beam out over Lake Michigan nightly. Countless mariners relied on the
Wind Point Lighthouse, along with a booming trademark foghorn for safe passage. Today, the
Racine Lighthouse and Maritime Preservation Society, a non-profit organization, provides quarterly
educational programs for the public aimed at preservering the legacy of not only the Wind Point
Lighthouse, but all of Racine's lighthouses and rich maritime history.
Learn more about them here.
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