Portage Lake Ship Canal

Year Established:
1874
Existing:
No
Source:
LL-1903
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
ca 1910
Photo Credit:
Old Postcard
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
Upper Entrance To Portage Lake, Lake Superior
Latitude:
47° 13'55"
Longitude:
88° 37'42"
U.S. State:
Michigan
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
No

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1935
Disposition:
Demolished When Canal Was Widened in 1935 and Replaced with Temporary Building Until New Tower Built in 1950 - See Keweenaw Waterway Upper Entrance Light
Year Tower Established:
1874
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
66 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
43 FT
Tower Shape:
SQUARE
Tower Daymark:
White
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
No
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1874
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK
Other Structures:
ORIG. LIFE SAVING STATION (1885), WEST PIER SKELETAL TOWER, ASST. KEEPERS, GARAGE

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Current Optic:
None
Original Optic Type:
THIRD ONE HALF, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1874
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jan 15, 2018