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ISLE ROYALE LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: MENAGERIE ISLAND / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: HOUGHTON
County: KEWEENAW
Year Station Established: 1875


Isle Royale Light
NPS photo by Thomas Vitanza, 1999
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Existing Historic Tower Constructed: 1875
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Year Automated: 1913
  • Foundation Materials: ROCK
  • Construction Materials: RED SANDSTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: RED
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 61/Height of Focal Plane: 72
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL (1875)
  • Present Optic: UNKNOWN
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Fog Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1875
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: RED SANDSTONE
Other Structures: STORAGE SHED, BRICK PRIVY, WOOD PRIVY

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK -- ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK

Open to the Public? YES; GROUNDS ONLY
  • Access: PRIVATE BOAT
  • Public Phone:906-487-7153
National Register Status: LISTED
Name of Listing: ISLE ROYALE LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD STATIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES)

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES MI-387 (WASO)

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