Baileys Harbor Lower Range Light

Baileys Harbor Lower Range Light (HMQ8V)

Location: Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 Door County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 4.211', W 87° 7.089'

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This lower rangelight and the upper rangelight residence, 950 feet inland, were built by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1869. The upper rangelight also served as the lighthouse keepers residence and is 15 feet taller than the lower tower. this enabled ships entering the harbor to align the lights at night and the towers during the day preventing them from running aground on hidden reefs near the harbor entrance. The lanterns were originally fueled by lard or whale oil, then by kerosene and later by acetylene gas. Both rangelights were converted to electricity and automatic controls in the early 1930's and were inactivated in 1969 when the single rangelight across the road was put into service.
HM NumberHMQ8V
Year Placed1981
Placed ByDoor County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 3:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 490699 N 4990753
Decimal Degrees45.07018333, -87.11815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 4.211', W 87° 7.089'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 4' 12.66" N, 87° 7' 5.34" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2301 Ridges Rd, Baileys Harbor WI 54202, US
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