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Important COVID-19 update for 2022 Education Nights. Please take appropriate precautions based on the current COVID-19 situation on May 24th.
The next education night is scheduled for May 24, 2022. Our speaker will be Chris Winters. Chris is an author and photographer. He will present a comprehensive history of the Denis Sullivan ranging from its connection to our rich history of wooden shipbuilding in Milwaukee in the 19th century, it's design and construction over the span of a decade 1990-2000, highlights of 20 years of sailing life aboard the world's only three-masted Great Lakes cargo schooner, and what the future holds for her after the financial devastation of the pandemic.
In-person attendance at the May 24, 2022 and all future Education Nights is no longer limited.
To expand our outreach to those that cannot attend in person we will continue Live streaming the talks.
You must RSVP for the Live Stream and while walk-ins will be allowed, reservations are highly suggested.
Please Click here for more information.

It is now time to Renew your RLAMPS membership for 2022-2023.
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Who We Are..

The Racine Lighthouse and Maritime Preservation Society, "rLAMPs", is the tradename of The Friends of the Wind Point Lighthouse, a 501c3 non-profit organization, formed in 1999.
Wind Point

Did you know...

That before 1843-4, Root river emptied into Lake Michigan about 400 ft south of where it does now and was only 3 feet deep.
Fog Horns

Racine's Maritime History

Racine became the fifth largest port on Great Lakes in the mid to late 1800's.

A grateful thank you to ...

There are a number of people and organizations that have contributed historical images and information. Thank you to all.
  • Barb and Ken Wardius, authors of many lighthouse books, including Wind Point Lighthouse
  • The Racine Heritage Museum (RHM)
  • Gerald Karwowski, author of "Racine" Postcard History Series
  • National Archives - Washington D.C.
  • Robert Jaeck for his amazing knowledge and research