Calumet Harbor Lighthouse

Calumet Harbor, Wisconsin - 1936 (1936**)

Photo of the Calumet Harbor Lighthouse.

History of the Calumet Harbor Lighthouse

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

From what I have read, this tower started out as a water containment tower at the Fond Du Lac Table Factory. It served there until it was retired in 1936. At that time, it was moved to Columbia Park on the shore of Lake Winnebago as part of a U.S. Works Project to serve as an aid to navigation.

Directions: The lighthouse sits in Columbia Park. While heading north out of Fond du Lac on Highway 151, take County Road W west (towards the lake). This will end at Columbia Park. When we were there, the tree cover was so dense that the tower was barely visible.

Access: Grounds and tower open.

View more Calumet Harbor Lighthouse pictures
Tower Information
Tower Height: 70.00'
Focal Plane: Unknown
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 43.91500 N
*Longitude: -88.33200 W
See this lighthouse on Google Maps.


* 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.

All photographs and information on this site is copyright © 2016 Bryan Penberthy unless otherwise specified. No content may be used without written permission. Any questions or comments, please email me.