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Four Mile Crib Lighthouse
Chicago, Illinois
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Name: Four Mile Crib Lighthouse / Four Mile Intake Crib Lighthouse
Nearest City: Chicago, Illinois
Location: 3+ miles offshore from Chicago's Navy Pier
Body of water: Lake Michigan
Style of lighthouse: Skeleton on a crib
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Groups to join: Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association - GLLKA
Owned by: Chicago Department of Water Management
Managed by: Chicago Department of Water Management
National Register of Historic Places: No
Do the grounds have lodging: No
Web Cams: No
On a license plate: No
On a USPS Stamp: No
Haunted: No

Other Lighthouse Information:
Water cribs are offshore structures that collect water from close to the bottom of a lake to supply a pumping station onshore. The Four Mile Crib is three plus miles offshore from Chicago's Navy Pier. Itís 2.6 miles east south east of the Chicago Harbor light. It supplies two six foot diameter tunnels that connects to two vertical land shafts located at Park Row and Indiana Avenue. It was built for $ 1,526,143.68 with $ 472,890.93 of that just for the crib portion. The Four Mile Crib was one of the first to be heated with steam heating.

The Lighthouse Hunters Experience:
On June 28, 2010 we were aboard the 110 foot Keweenaw Star photographing 21 lighthouses for the day. This was our second day of the cruise. We had another fantastic day on the water with our fellow lighthouse hunters from GLLKA. We were told about crib lights from our narrator, Terry Pepper. All four of the crib lights on this trip were new to us and many others. There were several birds perched on the tower.

Photographed it: June 28, 2010

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Latitude: 41.873333 Longitude: -87.545

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Four Mile Intake Crib Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 28, 2010
Four Mile Intake Crib Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 28, 2010
Four Mile Intake Crib Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 28, 2010
Four Mile Intake Crib Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 28, 2010
Four Mile Intake Crib Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 28, 2010
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