ROCK HARBOR

Year Established:
1855
Existing:
Yes
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2009
Photo Credit:
Thomas Tag
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
MIDDLE ISLAND PASSAGE/LAKE SUPERIOR
Latitude:
48° 5.21'
Longitude:
88° 34.45'
City / Town:
HOUGHTON
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
KEWEENAW
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. ROCK HARBOR
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1879
Year Tower Established:
1855
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK/STONE
Tower Foundation:
STONE
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
700
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
50
Tower Shape:
CYLINDRICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1855
Keeper's Quarters Style:
ATTACHED TO TOWER
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
RUBBLE STONE
Other Structures:
NONE

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Current Optic:
REMOVED
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 21, 2017