Portage River (Jacobsville) Lighthouse
Jacobsville, MI. Lake Superior

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PORTAGE RIVER (JACOBSVILLE) LIGHTHOUSE

State: MICHIGAN
Location: PORTAGE RIVER ENTRANCE/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: JACOBSVILLE
County: HOUGHTON
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1856

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1870
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1900
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/RED LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 45
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 65
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

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

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? UNKNOWN

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1870
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK

Other Structures:

Current Use: PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

Non-NPS Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING Reference #80004825
Name of Listing: HISTORIC ENGINEERING & INDUSTRIAL SITES IN MICHIGAN TR
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

REPLACED BY KEWEENAW PIER LIGHTS

 
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Revised: 08/24/03.