List of lighthouses in Illinois and Indiana

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The following is a list of lighthouses in the U.S. states of Illinois, and Indiana.

Illinois[edit]

"Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Illinois". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. Archived from the original on 2017-05-19.

Name Image Location Coordinates Year first lit Automated Year deactivated Current Lens Focal Height
Chicago Harbor Light Chicago-lighthouse.jpg Chicago 41°53′22″N 87°35′26″W / 41.88936°N 87.59060°W / 41.88936; -87.59060 1832 (Former)
1893 (Current)
1979 Active Unknown 082 82 ft (25 m)
Grosse Point Light Grosse Point Lighthouse.jpg Evanston 42°3′50″N 87°40′34″W / 42.06389°N 87.67611°W / 42.06389; -87.67611 1874 1934 Active
(Inactive: 1941-1946)
Second-order Fresnel 119 119 ft (36 m)
Waukegan Harbor Light Waukegan Harbor Light With.JPG Waukegan 42°21′38.5″N 87°48′48.3″W / 42.360694°N 87.813417°W / 42.360694; -87.813417 1849 (Former)
1899 (Current)
1939 Active Unknown 036 36 ft (11 m)

Indiana[edit]

"Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Indiana". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. Archived from the original on 2017-05-01.

Name Image Location Coordinates Year first lit Automated Year deactivated Current Lens Focal Height
Buffington Breakwater Light Gary N/A
Calumet Harbor Light Chicago N/A 1851 (Former)
1995 (Current)
Unknown Active
(skeleton tower)
Unknown Unknown
Gary Harbor Breakwater Light Gary Harbor Breakwater Light.jpg Gary N/A 1911 Unknown Active "Modern" beacon Unknown
Indiana Harbor East Breakwater Light Indiana harbor east brkwtr light.JPG Hammond 41°40′51″N 87°26′28″W / 41.68083°N 87.44111°W / 41.68083; -87.44111 1920 (Former)
1935 (Current)
Unknown Active Unknown 082 78 ft (24 m)
Michigan City Breakwater Light Michigan City N/A 1904 Never 1909
(Destroyed)
None Unknown
Michigan City East Light
(East Pierhead Light)
Michigan City Lighthouse.jpg Michigan City 41°43′22″N 86°54′21″W / 41.72278°N 86.90583°W / 41.72278; -86.90583 1904 1960[1] Active 2130C 050 50 ft (15 m)
Michigan City West Pierhead Light Michigan City N/A 1875 Never 1906
(Destroyed)
None Unknown
Old Michigan City Light OldMichiganCityLight.jpg Michigan City 41°43′22″N 86°54′21″W / 41.72278°N 86.90583°W / 41.72278; -86.90583 1837 (Former)
1858 (Current)
Never 1904
(Now a museum)
None 060 60 ft (18 m)

Notable faux lighthouses:

  • Cooper Memorial (1997), on the Prairie Creek Reservoir near Muncie, is an active light but does not meet the Directory's size standard for a lighthouse.
  • Gloryland Lighthouse, near New Castle, is not on navigable water.

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