Last Visited: June, 2002
Located on Lake Michigan, at the end of a long pier, to mark the harbor entrance at Waukegan, Illinois.
Built in 1889, to replace a light built in 1849, when the town was known as Little Fort. The conical steel white tower, 21' in diameter, originally stood 36' tall and displayed a Fourth Order Fresnel lens form a lantern room on top. The lantern has been removed and a plastic lens is now in service.
The fog signal building, which was added in 1905, has been removed along with the lantern and lens.
Located at the end of Government Pier, near the end of Madison Street in Waukegan, Illinois. The light is an active aid to navigation, but visitors can walk out on the pier.
Nearest Address: 35 E Madison St, Waukegan, IL
- From I-94 take exit 70 and go east on Route 132 (Grand Ave).
- In 3.3 miles Route 132 you will come to an intersection where Route 131 crosses. Continue straight on Grand Ave.
- Stay on Grand Ave for 2.9 miles until you get to the end. There is a rotary style intersection.
- Go straight through the rotary and go over Route 137 to the end of Grand Ave.
- Take a right onto Pershing Road.
- Follow Pershing Road for about 0.3 miles and take a left onto E. Madison St.
- Park in one of the lots and walk out to the lighthouse.
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