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EAGLE HARBOR LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: WEST END OF HARBOR / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: EAGLE HARBOR
County: KEWEENAW
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1851


Eagle Harbor Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1995
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1871
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1980
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE / TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER ON RED DWELLING
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 44
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic: DCB 224
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1968
  • Height of Focal Plane: 60
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1895
  • Construction Materials: STEEL FRAME
  • Architectural Style: RECTANGULAR
  • Fog Signal Type: REMOVED / ORIG. HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1871
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE, 4 CEMENT BLOCK CAR GARAGES, 2 WOODEN ASST KEEPERS DWELLINGS (RELOCATED FROM LIFESAVING STATION ACROSS THE HARBOR), RADIOBEACON

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO KEWEENAW COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84001745
Name of Listing: EAGLE HARBOR LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
FOG HORN ON DISPLAY AT MUSEUM IN SAULT STE MARIE, MI; USCG PLANS TO TRANSFER PROPERTY OUT OF USCG OWNERSHIP



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