PORTAGE RIVER (JACOBSVILLE)

Year Established:
1856
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:
PORTAGE RIVER ENTRANCE/LAKE SUPERIOR
Latitude:
46° 58'41"
Longitude:
88° 24'36"
City / Town:
JACOBSVILLE
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
HOUGHTON
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. PORTAGE RIVER (JACOBSVILLE)
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1900
Year Tower Established:
1870
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
NATURAL/EMPLACED
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
68 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
32 FT
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1878
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Original Optic Type:
FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

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