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Please take appropriate precautions based on the current COVID-19 situation on April 9th.
Our Last Education Night is scheduled for Monday, June 10, 2024. We will again be at the Racine Yacht Club, 1 Barker St. We will feature Mike Kostermann presenting 140 Years of Water Perfection: a History of the Racine Water Department.
In-person attendance at RLAMPS Education Nights is no longer limited and while in-person walk-ins will be allowed,
reservations are highly suggested so we can properly plan.
To expand our outreach to those that cannot attend in person we will continue Live Streaming the talks. You must RSVP by email to: RSVP@RLAMPS.ORG to get the link to the Live Stream. Links will be sent shortly before the program date.
Please Click here for more information.


If you missed the May 6, 2024 presentation, you can view the YouTube video here .

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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