PASSAGE ISLAND

Year Established:
1882
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1901
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2009
Photo Credit:
Thomas Tag
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
PASSAGE ISLAND OFF ISLE ROYALE/LAKE SUPERIOR
Latitude:
48° 13'35"
Longitude:
88° 21'30"
City / Town:
HOUGHTON
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
KEWEENAW
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. PASSAGE ISLAND
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1882
Tower Construction Material:
FIELDSTONE
Tower Foundation:
NATURAL/EMPLACED
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
78 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
37.5 FT
Tower Shape:
OCTAGONAL
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1882
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
CORRUGATED METAL
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1882
Keeper's Quarters Style:
NORMAN GOTHIC (INTEGRAL)
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
FIELDSTONE
Other Structures:
STORAGE SHED, STEEL TRAMWAY, TRAM WINCH HOUSE, STEEL RADIO TOWER, WOOD PRIVY, DOCK, WOODEN HELICOPTER LANDING PAD, BOATHOUSE, DOCKS

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
190 MM
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1882
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

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