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KEWEENAW WATERWAY LOWER ENTRANCE LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: PORTAGE RIVER ENTRANCE / PORTAGE LAKE / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: JACOBSVILLE
County: HOUGHTON
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1868


Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entrance Light
Photo by Terry Pepper, September 1999
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1920
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1973
  • Foundation Materials: CRIB
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/REIN. CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 31
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 68
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building?
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials: INTEGRAL
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? UNKNOWN
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures: RADIOBEACON

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
Name of Listing: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE BY SHPO
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
ALSO KNOWN AS PORTAGE LAKE LOWER ENTRANCE LIGHT



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