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RASBERRY ISLAND LIGHT

State: WISCONSIN
Location: APOSTLE ISLANDS / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: BAYFIELD
County: BAYFIELD
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1863



NPS photos by Candace Clifford, 2000
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1863
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1957
  • Automated: 1957
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 35
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1863
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 80
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS ON DISPLAY AT WISCONSIN STATE MUSEUM, MADELINE ISLAND
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1957
  • Type: POLE IN FRONT OF FOG SIGNAL BUILDING
  • Current Optic: SOLAR POWERED
Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1903
  • Construction Materials: RED BRICK
  • Architectural Style: HIP METAL ROOF
  • Fog Signal Type: WHISTLE DIAPHONE (REMOVED)
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES, REMODELLED 1906
  • Year Constructed: 1863
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: WHITE CLAPBOARD
Other Structures: 2 STORAGE BUILDINGS, FRAME BARN (NOW SERVES AS RANGER RESIDENCE), BRICK OIL HOUSE, BOATHOUSE, 2 OUTHOUSES, DOCK, TRAMWAY

Current Use: NATIONAL PARK

Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

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

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #77000145
Name of Listing: APOSTLE ISLANDS LIGHTHOUSES
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1975

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, WI-312

Miscellaneous:
ORIGINAL FIFTH ORDER FRESNEL LENS WITH FLASH PANELS ON DISPLAY ON MADELINE ISLAND AT THE STATE HISTORICAL SOC. OF WISCONSIN MUSEUM



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