Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse

The Kewaunee Pierhead lighthouse is a lighthouse located near Kewaunee in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin.

It replaced range lights constructed in 1891, and is located on the same pier. The fifth order fresnel lens (pronounced /freɪˈnɛl/) came from the original front range light.

The lighthouse looks nearly identical to the Holland Harbor Lighthouse, except white.

The Fresnel lens is still in operation—one of only 70 such lenses that remain operational in the United States, sixteen of which are use on the Great Lakes of which six are in Wisconsin.

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