Illinois Lighthouses

List of all lighthouses in the state of Illinois as identified by the United States Coast Guard and other historical sources.

Focal height and coordinates are taken from the 1907 United States Coast Guard Light List, while location and dates of activation, automation, and deactivation are taken from the United States Coast Guard Historical information site for lighthouses.

Name Image Location Year first lit Current Lens Focal Height
Chicago Harbor Light Chicago 1832 (Former)
1893 (Current)
Unknown 082 82 ft (25 m)
Grosse Point Light Evanston 1874 Second-order Fresnel 119 119 ft (36 m)
Waukegan Harbor Light Waukegan 1849 (Former)
1899 (Current)
Unknown 036 36 ft (11 m)

Eastern Great Lakes Lighthouses, 2nd: Ontario, Erie, and Huron (Lighthouse Series):)

Eastern Great Lakes Lighthouses combines the fascinating history and lore of lighthouses with stunning color and black-and-white photographs. The stories of the most significant lighthouses on Lakes Ontario, Erie, and Huron--on both the American and Canadian sides--come alive in the stirring profiles and photos contained in these pages. Descriptions of forty-three [count may change] lighthouses, including eighteen [count may change] on the Canadian side of the lakes, contain directions to the lights and details on visiting them. Together with striking photographs and regional locator maps, they complete this comprehensive examination of memorable Great Lakes landmarks. The Photo Information section discloses how photographer Bruce Roberts took many of the shots appearing in the book.