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COPPER HARBOR LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: KEWEENAW PENINSULA / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: COPPER HARBOR
County: KEWEENAW
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1849


Copper Harbor Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 2000
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1866
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1933
  • Automated: 1919
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 62
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1856
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FIFTH ORDER FRESNEL LENS ON DISPLAY AT FORT WILKINS HISTORICAL COMPLEX
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1848
  • Description: STONE MASONRY
  • Fate/Disposition: DISMANTLED; STONES SALVAGED FOR FOUNDATION OF REPLACEMENT LIGHTHOUSE IN 1866
  • 2. Construction Date: N/A
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1933
  • Type: SKELETAL
  • Tower Height: 60
  • Height of Focal Plane: 90
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1866
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK
Other Structures: DETACHED 1849 DWELLING WHICH SERVED AS STORAGE / OIL HOUSE

Current Use: MUSEUM IN STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Web Site: LINK

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

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

Miscellaneous:



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