Passage Island Lighthouse
Isle Royal, MI. Lake Superior

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PASSAGE ISLAND LIGHT

Location: PASSAGE ISLAND OFF ISLE ROYALE
Nearest City: HOUGHTON; County: KEWEENAW

Year Station Established: 1882; Year Automated: 1978

Year Existing Historic Tower Constructed: 1882

  • Is the Light Operational? YES; Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: FIELDSTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL WITH WHITE & RED LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 44/Height of Focal Plane: 78
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL (1882)
  • Present Optic: 190 MM (1989)
  • Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL ON DISPLAY IN U.S. COAST GUARD STATION PORTAGE LOBBY

Is there a Newer Tower? NO

Is there an Existing Fog Signal Building? YES
Year Constructed: 1882; Construction Materials: CORRUGATED METAL
Fog Signal Type: HORN

Is there an Existing Keepers Quarters? YES; Year Constructed: 1882
Number of Stories: 1.5; Architectural Style: NORMAN GOTHIC
Construction Materials: FIELDSTONE

Other Structures: STORAGE SHED, STEEL TRAMWAY, TRAM WINCH HOUSE, STEEL RADIO TOWER, WOOD PRIVY, DOCK, WOODEN HELICOPTER LANDING PAD, BOATHOUSE, DOCKS

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: CONCESSION BOAT
Public Phone: 906-487-7153

National Register Status: NONE

Documented by HABS? YES MI-385 (WASO)

IMPORTANT TO SILVER MINING AND CANADIAN GRAIN TRADE, IDENTICAL TO SAND ISLAND LIGHT IN THE APOSTLES

 
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Revised: 08/24/03.