Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
Marquette, MI. Lake Superior

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The original lighthouse before the second story addition.

MARQUETTE HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE

State: MICHIGAN
Location: NORTH POINT/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: MARQUETTE
County: MARQUETTE
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1853

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1866
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: RED
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1906
  • Present Optic: DCB-24
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 77
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: MARQUETTE MARITIME MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s):
1. Construction Date:
Description:
Fate/Disposition:

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHONE

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (MODIFIED 1906)

  • Year Constructed: 1866
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: BRICK

Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Non-NPS Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #84001803
Name of Listing: MARQUETTE HARBOR LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT
LAKES TR) On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1969

Miscellaneous:

ADJACENT TO ACTIVE U.S. COAST GUARD STATION

An old postcard view of the lighthouse before the second story addition.

The lighthouse after the second story addition.

Copyright 2001-2003 Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy. All rights reserved.
Revised: 08/24/03.