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Important COVID-19 update for 2024 Education Nights. Please take appropriate precautions based on the current COVID-19 situation on March 12th.
The next education night is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 2024. We will be returning to the Racine Yacht Club, 1 Barker St. We are looking forward to having the current Wind Point Lighthouse keepers, Mary Ann and Joseph Huser, speak to us. We will learn about how they maintain the lighthouse and what other things they have to do to keep the Wind Point Lighthouse in great shape.
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.
Please Click here for more information.

Unfortunately, there is no YouTube video of Bob Jaeck's November talk. There was an unfortunate Internet outage that night so we could not stream the talk.

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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