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Name: Granite Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Marquette, Michigan, United States

Location: Lake Superior, northwest end of Granite Island.

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Managing Organization:
Scott L. Holman


The lighthouse was abandoned after it was automated in 1939, and it fell into a state of severe disrepair. In 1999 the island, including the lighthouse, was sold to Scott Holman. It has been recently restored inside and out.

Tower Height: 40

Description of Tower: Square, granite tower attached to keeper's house, with black cast iron lantern.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
1868 two story granite and limestone keeper's house.

Date Established: 1869

Date Present Tower Built: 1869

Date Deactivated: ?

Date Automated: 1939

Optics: 1869: Fourth order Fresnel lens (removed).

Fog Signal: 1879: Fog bell.

Current Use: Privately owned.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat only.


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