Chicago Harbor Lighthouse, Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago Harbor Lighthouse, Chicago, Illinois


Chicago Harbor Lighthouse is an automated active lighthouse, and stands at the south end of the northern breakwater protecting the Chicago Harbor, to the east of Navy Pier and the mouth of the Chicago River. The light was constructed in 1893 for the World's Columbian Exposition and moved to its present site in 1919. The design is considered unique, similar to that of the offshore sparkplug towers, but this tower is taller.  

It as listed on the National Register of HIstoric Places on July 19, 1984, and designated a Chicago Landmark on April 9, 2003.

Look for Casper, our black cat mascot curled up on the lighthouse walkway keeping an eye on the local boat traffic. He's the sign of an authentic Cat's Meow!

This ¾" thick wooden lighthouse keepsake is handcrafted in the U.S. with colorful details. It can set neatly on a shelf, wainscoting, or window/door trim to remind you of a special place you've visited or dream of visiting someday.  A short description is written on the back