Whitefish Point MI TAT 2005.jpg (4.02 MB)
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:
WHITEFISH BAY/LAKE SUPERIOR
City / Town:
OWNER & ACCESS
Open to Public:
Light List Data:
Year Tower Established:
Tower Construction Material:
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
76 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
Fog Signal Building?:
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
Year Keeper's Quarters:
Keeper's Quarters Style:
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK OIL HOUSE (1910), WOODSHED (1922), 2 GARAGES (1922), STEEL PAINT LOCKER (1890), RADIO BEACON
Original Optic Type:
THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
USCG Access to Optics:
- 1847: $5,000 appropriated to build the lighthouse.
- 1848: Construction began on stone tower. The final cost was $8,298.
- 1849: The light was exhibited for the first time from the lantern.
- 1857: 4th order Fresnel lens installed.
- 1861: Construction began on a new pre-fabricated cast-iron tower.
- 1862: New tower placed in service.
- 1871: Fog signal building constructed.
- 1905: New corrugated iron fog signal building built.
- 1935: Fog signal building destroyed in storm.
- 1936: Brick fog signal building built.
- 1968: Fresnel lens removed and DCB224 Aerobeacon installed.
- 1971: Station automated.
- 1973: Placed on National Register of Historic Places.
- 1985: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum established at site.
Jul 21, 2017