Copper Harbor Lighthouse
Copper Harbor, MI. Lake Superior

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COPPER HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE

State: MICHIGAN
Location: KEWEENAW PENINSULA/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: COPPER HARBOR
County: KEWEENAW
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1849

Existing Historic Tower

  • Year Light First Lit: 1866
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1933
  • Automated: 1919
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 62
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1856
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FIFTH ORDER FRESNEL LENS ON DISPLAY AT FORT WILKINS HISTORICAL COMPLEX

Previous Tower(s):
1. Construction Date: 1848
Description: STONE MASONRY
Fate/Disposition: DISMANTLED; STONES SALVAGED FOR FOUNDATION OF
REPLACEMENT LIGHTHOUSE IN 1866

2. Construction Date: N/A
Description:
Fate/Disposition:

Modern Tower? YES

  • Year Tower Constructed: 1933
  • Type: SKELETAL
  • Tower Height: 60
  • Height of Focal Plane: 90

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1866
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK

Other Structures: DETACHED 1849 DWELLING WHICH SERVED AS STORAGE/OIL HOUSE

Current Use: MUSEUM IN STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Web Site: LINK

Open to the Public? YES (Goto Publicly Accessible Lighthouses by Region for access information)

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

 
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Revised: 08/24/03.