Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light

Infobox_Lighthouse


caption =
location = Ashland, Wisconsin
coordinates = coord|46|37|42|N|90|52|12|W|region:US_type:landmark
yearlit = 1915
automated =
yeardeactivated =
foundation = Concrete pier
construction = Reinforced concrete / steel
shape = Cylindrical watch room on hexagonal pyramid tower [ [http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/ashland.htm National Park Service, Maritime History Project, Inventory of Historic Light Stations - Wisconsin - Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light.] ]
marking = white with red cap on lantern
height = 58 feet (18 m)
elevation = Focal plane - convert|65|ft|m [cite web|url=http://www.terrypepper.com/lights/index.htm |author=Pepper, Terry|title="Seeing the Light: Lighthouses on the western Great Lakes"]
lens = Fourth order Fresnel lens
currentlens = 250 mm acrylic plastic lens solar powered [ [http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/ashland.htm National Park Service, Maritime History Project, Inventory of Historic Light Stations - Wisconsin - Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light.] ]
range = 9 statute miles (14 km)
characteristic = White, Flashing, 6 sec
ARLHS = USA-019
USCG = 7-15310
The Ashland Harbor Breakwater lighthouse, also known as Ashland Breakwater Lighthouse, is a lighthouse located near Ashland in Ashland County, Wisconsin, USA. [ [http://www.visitashland.com/ Ashland Wisconsin website.] ] It sits at the end of a long and detached breakwater, which creates an artificial harbor. [ [http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/wi.htm Lighthouse Digest, Wisconsin lighthouses, Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, University of North Carolina.] ]

Lighthouse keeper's quarters and a boathouse were constructed in 1916 near the light. Quarters also are located on 2nd and 3rd story of the lighthouse.

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Bibliography and further reading

* Crompton, Samuel Willard & Michael J. Rhein, "The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses" (2002) ISBN 1592231020; ISBN 978-1592231027.
* Hyde, Charles K., and Ann and John Mahan. "The Northern Lights: Lighthouses of the Upper Great Lakes". Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1995. ISBN 0814325548 ISBN 9780814325544.
* Jones, Ray & Bruce Roberts, "American Lighthouses" (Globe Pequot, September 1, 1998, 1st Ed.) ISBN 0762703245; ISBN 978-0762703241.
* Jones, Ray,"The Lighthouse Encyclopedia, The Definitive Reference" (Globe Pequot, January 1, 2004, 1st ed.) ISBN 0762727357; ISBN 978-0762727353.
* Noble, Dennis, "Lighthouses & Keepers: U. S. Lighthouse Service and Its Legacy" (Annapolis: U. S. Naval Institute Press, 1997). ISBN 1557506388; ISBN 9781557506382.
* Oleszewski, Wes, "Great Lakes Lighthouses, American and Canadian: A Comprehensive Directory/Guide to Great Lakes Lighthouses", (Gwinn, Michigan: Avery Color Studios, Inc., 1998) ISBN 0-932212-98-0.
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* Putnam, George R., "Lighthouses and Lightships of the United States", (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1933).
* United States Coast Guard, "Aids to Navigation", (Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1945).
* [http://www.uscg.mil/History/weblighthouses/h_lhbib.asp United States Coast Guard, "Aids to Navigation Historical Bibliography".]
* Wright, Larry and Wright, Patricia, "Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia" Hardback (Erin: Boston Mills Press, 2006) ISBN 1550463993.

External links

* [http://marinas.com/view/lighthouse/833 Aerial photos of Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, Marina.com.]
* [http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/wi.htm Lighthouse Digest, Wisconsin lighthouses, Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, University of North Carolina.]
* [http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=261 Lighthouse friends, Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light article]
*National Park Service [http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/ashland.htm Maritime History Project, Inventory of Historic Light Stations - Wisconsin - Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light.]
* [http://www.terrypepper.com/lights/superior/ashland/ashland.htm Terry Pepper, Seeing the Light, Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light.]
*United States Coast Guard [http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pubs/LightLists/V7COMPLETE.PDF Volume 7, Lightlist (PDF).]
* [http://lighthouse.boatnerd.com/gallery/Superior/Ashland%20Breakwater.htm Wobser, David, Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, "Great Laker" magazine, boatnerd.com]


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