Asylum Point Lighthouse

Oshkosh, Wisconsin - 1937 (1937**)

Photo of the Asylum Point Lighthouse.

History of the Asylum Point Lighthouse

Posted/Updated by Bryan Penberthy on 2007-12-02.

I haven't come across much information on this lighthouse. The information that I do have said that it was built in 1937 as part of the Wisconsin Conservation Commission and the federal Works Projects Administration. The other thing that was listed was that a license to operate the tower was never secured, so it was never lit or electrified.

If you have more information on this lighthouse, please send it to me.


  1. Wisconsin Lighthouses: A Photographic & Historical Guide, Ken & Barb Wardius, 2003.

Directions: The light sits on the grounds of Asylum Point Park. To get to the park, from Bowen Street in Oshkosh, the road name will change to Highway A. Follow Highway A north out of Oshkosh. Head east on E. Snell Road. (Make a right). Follow this to the end. Head south (make a right) on to Sherman Road. This leads into the park. Follow the road to the end. You will see the lighthouse across a small foot bridge.

Access: Grounds open. Tower closed.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 30.00'
Focal Plane: Unknown
Active Aid to Navigation: Deactivated (1937)
*Latitude: 44.06200 N
*Longitude: -88.51400 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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