LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. - A 22-foot high replica of the Wind Point Lighthouse will be dedicated on Lake Havasu on Sunday, Oct. 17. It is the 20th lighthouse to be replicated to help boaters navigate on 45-mile Lake Havasu, a reservoir on the Colorado River.
The volunteer Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club, established in 2000, is dedicated to providing aids to navigation on the lake, in the form of 18- to 30-foot replicas of famous lighthouses from around the country.
The Wind Point Lighthouse replica is constructed of stucco over a wood frame, and has a blinking solar-powered light approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.
"Each lighthouse has a plaque mounted on it that tells about the real lighthouse, who sponsored the building of it, and when it was dedicated," said Bob Keller, president of the Lighthouse Club.
Construction of the replica lighthouses are based upon photos, sometimes even historic plans, of the originals. There are another four replicas in the plans, all sponsored by local companies and volunteer donations.