ISLE ROYALE

Year Established:
1875
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1901
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2009
Photo Credit:
Thomas Tag
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
MENAGERIE ISLAND/LAKE SUPERIOR
Latitude:
47° 56'54"
Longitude:
88° 45'09"
City / Town:
HOUGHTON
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
KEWEENAW
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. ISLE ROYALE
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1875
Tower Construction Material:
RED SANDSTONE
Tower Foundation:
ROCK
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
75 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
55 FT
Tower Shape:
OCTAGONAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1875
Keeper's Quarters Style:
ATTACHED TO TOWER
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
RED SANDSTONE
Other Structures:
STORAGE SHED, BRICK PRIVY, WOOD PRIVY

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1875
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017