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PORTAGE RIVER (JACOBSVILLE) LIGHT

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

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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