After the pier extension and before the fire
|Year first constructed||1889|
|Year first lit||relocated 1905|
|Markings / pattern||White with green band, no lantern|
|Height||35 feet (11 m)|
|Focal height||36 feet (11 m)|
|Range||14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)|
|Characteristic||Occulting green, 4s|
|Fog signal||Horn: 2 every 30s|
Waukegan Harbor Light is a lighthouse at the end of Government Pier at the foot of Madison Street in Waukegan, Illinois. It was first built in 1889 and moved when the pier was extended in the early twentieth century. At that time a fog signal building was added to the tower.
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Waukegan is the largest city in and the county seat of Lake County, Illinois, United States, a part of the Chicago metropolitan area. The city is located 35 miles north of the Loop and 10 miles south of the Wisconsin state border, approximately halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. As of the 2013 United States Census estimate, the city has a population of 88,826, which makes it the ninth most populous city in Illinois. Waukegan is a predominately working-class community with a size-able middle-class population.
There was a serious fire in 1967. While the cast iron tower was undamaged, the rest of the structure, the light, and the fog signal were destroyed. The lantern and the remains of the fog signal house were removed then, so that it now looks very much the same as it did before the pier was extended. It remains an active light, owned and maintained by the US Coast Guard.
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