Lt. Commander Edward C. Werner, USCGR ret.    




A native Kenoshan who spent his early years in and around the Kenosha harbor. This experience led to an interest in Kenosha harbor and lighthouse history and expanded with a tour of military service in the U.S. Coast Guard. Enlisted as a Seaman Second Class in 1947 and served aboard the CGC Unalga (WAK-185), Attu Loran Station (in the Aleutian Islands) and CGC Klamath (WPG-66). Enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve as an Electrician’s Mate Second Class in 1962 and retired from the Coast Guard Reserve as a Lieutenant Commander in 1988.

A graduate of local schools he also attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering and Northwestern University.

Is the historian for the Kenosha (Southport) Light Station, served as Commodore of the Kenosha Yacht Club, Commander of the Navy Club of Kenosha and is Past Chairman of the Kenosha Lighthouse Preservation Committee. He is also a member of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.

Currently is a guest lighthouse lecturer at local third-grade elementary schools during school sessions on Kenosha history and is assimilating background data for a book on the lighthouses of Kenosha.

He has published an 88 page book on the history of the Kenosha Life-Saving Station entitled, “U.S. Life-Saving Station Kenosha, Wisconsin 1879-1915.”  (See link below)


2009 Lecture Images featuring 3rd grade Sarah Anderson's Dimensions of Learning class

2008 Images of Mr. Werner's Lighthouse Lectures to various 3rd Grade classes

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Edward C. Werner's Book “U.S. Life-Saving Station Kenosha, Wisconsin 1879-1915.”


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