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Kewaunee lighthouse Fresnel lens now in KCHS

The historic Fresnel lenses in the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouses guided people on Lake Michigan for over 100 years and you can now see them up close. One of the lenses has been moved to the Kewaunee County Historical Society (KCHS). Another was transferred to the North Point Lighthouse Museum in Milwaukee. They were first put up in 1890. The KCHS will host a presentation on Saturday at 1 PM to celebrate the addition to the museum on Ellis Street in Kewaunee. KCHS Treasurer Arletta Bertrand says everyone should come see a big part of the history of Kewaunee.

 

 

The lenses are valued between $150,000 and $300,000 according to the KCHS.  After the presentation, there will be an ice cream social. 

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