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Featured Item: Lighthouses (Great Lakes Circle Tour), Wisconsin 2013

By Laura McElfresh

Lighthouses (Great Lakes Circle Tour), Wisconsin 2013

What is the item?

This data layer represents locations of Wisconsin lighthouses on the Great Lakes.

What BTAA Library submitted the item?

University of Wisconsin

Interesting tidbits:

  • The month of August includes National Lighthouse Day on the 7th!
  • This dataset is part of the Wisconsin Coastal Atlas, an online collection of geospatial data covering the coastal Wisconsin counties on Lakes Superior and Michigan.
  • Each lighthouse point on the interactive map display is clickable for more information about that lighthouse, including name, location (latitude & longitude), and links to outside websites for further reading.

Image of Wind Point Lighthouse in Wisconsin
Wind Point Lighthouse, Wisconsin
By User:JeremyA, edited by Fir0002 - Edited version of Image:Wind Point Lighthouse 071104.jpg., CC BY-SA 3.0,

Red squares depicting lighthouses in Wisconsin

Where can I find out more?

Have questions about this item, the BTAA geoportal, or maps and geospatial data in general? Please don’t hesitate to  contact our project team!

Laura Kane McElfresh is the Cartographic Metadata Librarian at the University of Minnesota.