Isle Royal Lighthouse
Isle Royal, MI. Lake Superior

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ISLE ROYALE LIGHT

Location: MENAGERIE ISLAND/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: HOUGHTON; County: KEWEENAW

Year Station Established: 1875; Year Automated: 1913

Year Existing Historic Tower Constructed: 1875

  • Is the Light Operational? YES; Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Foundation Materials: ROCK
  • Construction Materials: RED SANDSTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: RED
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 61/Height of Focal Plane: 72
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL (1875)
  • Present Optic: UNKNOWN

Is there a Newer Tower? NO

Is there an Existing Fog Signal Building? NO

Is there an Existing Keepers Quarters? YES; Year Constructed: 1875
Number of Stories: 2; Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
Construction Materials: RED SANDSTONE

Other Structures: STORAGE SHED, BRICK PRIVY, WOOD PRIVY

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK-- ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK

Open to the Public? YES; GROUNDS ONLY
Access: PRIVATE BOAT
Public Phone:906-487-7153

National Register Status: LISTED: ISLE ROYALE LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD STATIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES)

Documented by HABS? YES MI-387 (WASO)

 
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Revised: 08/24/03.