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Important COVID-19 update for 2023 Education Nights. Please take appropriate precautions based on the current COVID-19 situation on November 14th.
The next education night is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2023. We will be at Dewey's, 600 Main St, Racine. We are very excited to have Bob Jaeck return to speak to us. His topic will be the Unexpected Discover of the Schooner Pride. Bob is an RLAMPS member, a respected local historian, and a wreck hunter. Bob, along with our October speaker Brendon Baillod, was recently featured in the news and credited with finding the very intact wreck of the schooner Trinidad If you missed any of the coverage, click here to view the NPR story.
In-person attendance at RLAMPS 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.

If you missed the October 3, 2023 presentation, you can view the YouTube video here (The Audio is a bit substandard but understandable).

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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