Milwaukee’s Melting Pot


Between 1836 and 1850, Wisconsin’s population increased from a mere 11,000 in 1836 to over 305,000 by 1850. Most arrived by ship and the North Point Lighthouse was the first thing they saw when they arrived in Milwaukee.

Captain Roger F. Erdmann • USCG: The Unsung Hero of North Point Lighthouse


An exhibit that chronicles the life and career of Captain Roger F. Erdmann, who lived at the North Point Lighthouse from 1957-1961.

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