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William E. Dever Crib Lighthouse
Chicago, Illinois
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Name: William E. Dever Crib Lighthouse
Nearest City: Chicago, Illinois
Location: 2.1 miles NNE of the Chicago Harbor light
Body of water: Lake Michigan
Style of lighthouse: Crib
Lens & Location:
Lighthouse Website:
Organizations:
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: NOAA
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 William E. Dever Crib-Carter Harrison Crib is three miles offshore from the intersection of Highway 41 and Highway 64. They are round cement cribs connected with a walkway. Itís 2.1 miles north northeast of the Chicago Harbor light. The Carter Harrison Crib showed aging signs after 30 years so they built the William E. Dever crib next to it in 1935. There was previously a light on the Harrison Crib. The NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory maintains a weather station at this crib in Chicago Harbor. From NOAA's web cam you can distantly see Chicago, Illinois.

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. It looks like a birthday cake.

Photographed it: June 28, 2010

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Latitude: 41.916507 Longitude: -87.57213

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William E. Dever Crib Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 28, 2010
William E. Dever Crib Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 28, 2010
William E. Dever Crib Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 28, 2010
William E. Dever Crib Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 28, 2010
William E. Dever Crib Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 28, 2010
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