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Baileys Harbor Range Lights
Baileys Harbor Range Lights - Skeleton tower, front range light, rear range light(way in back)
Skeleton tower, front range light, rear range light(way in back)
Location: Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
Coordinates 45°04′13″N 87°07′11″W / 45.07028°N 87.11972°W / 45.07028; -87.11972
Front range Light
Year first lit: 1869
Automated: 1930
Deactivated: Late 1960s
Foundation: Field Stone
Construction: Wood
Tower shape: Square base, upper is octagonal
Markings/Pattern: KRW KRW.png
Height: 21 feet (7 m)
Original lens: Fifth order Fresnel (1897)[1]
Characteristic: -
Baileys Harbor Range Light
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. Historic District
Baileys Harbor Range Lights is located in Wisconsin
Location: Roughly Co. Rd. Q, Ridges Rd., and WI 57, Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°4′19″N 87°7′13″W / 45.07194°N 87.12028°W / 45.07194; -87.12028Coordinates: 45°4′19″N 87°7′13″W / 45.07194°N 87.12028°W / 45.07194; -87.12028
Area: 5.4 acres (2.2 ha)
Built/Founded: 1869
Architect: Breitbach,Andrew
Governing body: COAST GUARD
Added to NRHP: September 21, 1989
NRHP Reference#: 89001466[2]
Baileys Harbor Range Lights
Baileys Harbor Range Lights - Rear range light
Rear range light
Location: Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
Coordinates 45°04′22″N 87°07′16″W / 45.07278°N 87.12111°W / 45.07278; -87.12111
Rear range light
Year first lit: 1870
Foundation: Field Stone
Construction: Wood
Tower shape: Square, atop a house
Markings/Pattern: White w/black and red markings
Height: 30 ft (9.1 m)[3]
Focal Height: Focal plane - 36 feet (11 m)[4]
Original lens: Fifth order
Characteristic: directional mark
ARLHS number: USA-027[5][6]
Baileys Harbor Range Lights
Location: Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
Coordinates 45°04′12″N 87°07′12″W / 45.07°N 87.12°W / 45.07; -87.12
Skeleton tower
Foundation: Concrete
Construction: Metal skeleton tower with red/white/red dayboard
Height: 21 ft (6.4 m)[3]
Focal Height: Focal plane - 21 feet (6.4 m)[4]
Characteristic: White light Flashing every 2.5 seconds, with a higher intensity beam on a bearing of 340°[7]
ARLHS number: USA-936[6][8]

The Baileys Harbor Range Lights are a pair of lighthouses arranged in a range light configuration, located near Baileys Harbor in Door County, Wisconsin.

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History

The range lights replaced the Baileys Harbor Lighthouse in 1870 at a cost of $6,000.[9] They are approximately 980 feet (300 m) apart and aligned on a 340° bearing line to guide boats safely into the harbor. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 or 1989, as reference number 89001466 as the Baileys Harbor Range Light. Currently part of the Ridges wildlife sanctuary. It is closed to the public, but may be viewed from Ridges Road.[10]

The skeleton tower is listed in Volume VII of the United States Coast Guard light list.

The Bailey's Harbor Range Light is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Reference #89001466, as BAILEYS HARBOR RANGE LIGHT. It is also on the State List/Inventory as of 1988.[9]

Door County has the most lighthouses of any Wisconsin county.[11]

Getting there

Highway 57 just north of Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin, turn east onto Ridges Road. Proceed 0.3 mi (0.48 km)to the Bailey Harbor Range Lights. The Ridges Sanctuary, which charges a fee to use their hiking trails and boardwalk.[12]

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