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.

Reference:

  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: 44.062 N
*Longitude: -88.514 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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