MANITOU ISLAND

Year Established:
1850
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1901
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2003
Photo Credit:
Mike and Carol McKinney
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
OFF KEEWANAU PENINSULA/LAKE SUPERIOR
Latitude:
47° 25'12"
Longitude:
87° 34'59"
City / Town:
COPPER HARBOR
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
KEWEENAW
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
No
Light List Data:
  1. MANITOU ISLAND
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1861
Tower Construction Material:
IRON
Tower Foundation:
DESTROYED BY EROSION
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
81 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
70 FT
Tower Shape:
SKELETAL W/CENTRAL COLUMN
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
No
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1861
Keeper's Quarters Style:
RECTANGULAR FRAME
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
WOOD
Other Structures:
BOATHOUSE; SKELETAL TOWER ATTQACHED TO HOUSE VIA ENCLOSED PASSAGEWAY

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
190 MM
Original Optic Type:
THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1861
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

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