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DEVILS ISLAND LIGHT

State: WISCONSIN
Location: APOSTLE ISLANDS / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: BAYFIELD
County: ASHLAND
Year Station Established: 1891
Year Automated: 1978
Year Existing Historic Tower Constructed: 1898


Devils Island Light
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 71
  • Height of Focal Plane: 100
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL (1901)
  • Present Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL (1992)
  • Lens Dispostion: FRESNEL LENS REMOVED BY USCG, 1989; REINSTALLED BY NPS IN 1992
Previous Tower(s):
  • Construction Date: 1891
  • Description: WOOD SKELETAL
  • Fate/Dispostion: DEMOLISHED
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Fog Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1891
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
  • Architectural Style: GABLE ROOF
  • Fog Signal Type: REMOVED/ORIGINAL WHISTLE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1891
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: QUEEN ANNE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/FRAME
Other Structures: 2ND QUEEN ANNE-STYLE KEEPERS QUARTERS (1896), 2 OIL HOUSES, BROWNSTONE TRAMWAY ENGINE BUILDING, TRAMWAY & TRAM CAR, DOCK, WOODEN BOATHOUSE (1 MILE AWAY), RADIOBEACON

Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE

Open to the Public? YES; TOWER OPEN SUMMERS
Access: BOAT
Public Phone:715-779-3397

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING: APOSTLE ISLANDS LIGHTHOUSES

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, WI-324 (WASO)

Miscellaneous:
ACTIVE OPTIC IS 190 MM ON GALLERY (USED IN LANTERN HOUSING BETWEEN 1989-1992)



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