Scenic USA - Illinois
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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Chicago Harbor Lighthouse
|Photos by Wei O'Connell
Wei's PBase Gallery
In the 1890s, thousands of Chicagoans prepared for the World’s Fair. Anxious to show the world its latest engineering marvels and harbor improvements, a 48 foot lighthouse was built at the mouth of the Chicago River. Another award winning display presented a marvelous beehive Fresnel lens, fitted with alternating red and white panels. The new lens, on loan, was destined for California to complete the lighthouse at Point Loma. At the close of the World’s Fair Columbian Exposition, the lighthouse board decided to install the new lens in the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse.
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