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Name: Chicago Harbor Southeast Guidewall Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Location: Chicago Harbor, Lake Michigan.

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Photo: Joost Keesing

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

This light marks a breakwall near Chicago's Navy Pier. From 1912 until 1931, when it was removed, this structure was the Kewaunee Pierhead Light in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. After it was removed it was put into storage until it was installed in Chicago in 1938.

Tower Height: 30

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal steel tower; upper half enclosed, lower half open (skeletal).

This light is operational

Date Established: 1938

Date Present Tower Built: 1938

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? no

Best seen by boat.

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