Grosse Point Lighthouse
Evanston, Illinois
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Updated in March 2012
Name: Grosse Point Lighthouse
Nearest City: Evanston, Illinois
Location: 2601 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60201 847-328-6961
Body of water: Lake Michigan
Style of lighthouse: Conical
Lens & Location: 2nd Order Fresnel Lens in the lantern room
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Groups to join: Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association - GLLKA
Owned by: City of Evanston
Managed by: Evanston Lighthouse Park District
National Register of Historic Places: Since September 8, 1976
National Historical Landmark: Since January 20, 1999
Do the grounds have lodging: No
Web Cams: No
On a license plate: No
On a USPS Stamp: No
Haunted: No

Other Lighthouse Information:
Grosse Point lighthouse is adjacent to Northwestern University, which is only 13 miles north of Chicago. Itís a nature center and maritime museum. The grounds are open year round. On the weekends during June through September one can take the tour. Visitors can climb the 141 steps to the top of the light tower. The 2nd Order Fresnel Lens is the largest lens size placed on the Great Lakes. Grosse Pointís 2nd Order Fresnel Lens was the first one installed on the Great Lakes and the only one that is still active today.

The Lighthouse Hunters Experience:
The last time we photographed the Grosse Point lighthouse was on June 28, 2010. We were aboard the 110 foot Keweenaw Star photographing 21 lighthouses for the day. For this lighthouse the boat couldn't get any closer. We had another fantastic day on the water with our fellow lighthouse hunters from GLLKA.

Photographed it: October 1, 2001 / September 25, 2006 / June 28, 2010

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Latitude: 42.06393 Longitude: -87.67602

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Grosse Point Lighthouse
Photo taken on September 25, 2006
Grosse Point Lighthouse
Photo taken on October 1, 2001
Grosse Point Lighthouse
Photo taken on September 25, 2006
Grosse Point Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 28, 2010
Grosse Point Lighthouse
Photo taken on September 25, 2006
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