WHITEFISH POINT

Year Established:
1849
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1901
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2005
Photo Credit:
Thomas Tag
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
WHITEFISH BAY/LAKE SUPERIOR
Latitude:
46° 46'17"
Longitude:
84° 57'11"
City / Town:
WHITEFISH
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
CHIPPEWA
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. WHITEFISH POINT
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1861
Tower Construction Material:
CAST IRON
Tower Foundation:
CONCRETE/PILE
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
76 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
70 FT
Tower Shape:
SKELETAL
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1937
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
BRICK
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1861
Keeper's Quarters Style:
DUPLEX
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
FRAME
Other Structures:
BRICK OIL HOUSE (1910), WOODSHED (1922), 2 GARAGES (1922), STEEL PAINT LOCKER (1890), RADIO BEACON

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
DCB-24
Original Optic Type:
THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1857
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 21, 2017