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Fond du Lac Light
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Location Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°47′51.54″N 88°26′14.09″W / 43.7976500°N 88.4372472°W / 43.7976500; -88.4372472Coordinates: 43°47′51.54″N 88°26′14.09″W / 43.7976500°N 88.4372472°W / 43.7976500; -88.4372472
Year first constructed 1933
Year first lit 1933
Construction wood frame, flagstone base

The Fond du Lac Light is a lighthouse located at the entrance to the harbor and Yacht Club, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. It is located on the southern end of Lake Winnebago. It is currently incorporated in the Fond du Lac City Seal. Construction of the lighthouse started in May 1933 and was completed shortly after October. It replaced an ordinary red light that previously marked the harbor entrance.

After years of neglect it was saved from demolition in 1967 and restored in 1993 with help from local community organizations.

The lighthouse is also the focal point of the seasonal holiday lights in Lakeside Park; a cutout of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is adorned to the light house using the red light on top of the lighthouse as the nose.

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