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Name: Marquette Harbor Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Marquette, Michigan, United States

Location: Marquette Harbor, Lake Superior.

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Photo: Alan Culley
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Managing Organization:
Marquette Maritime Museum

Telephone: 906-226-2006


Contact Address Information:
300 Lakeshore Boulevard
Michigan, 49855, United States

This lighthouse is leased by the U.S. Coast Guard to the Marquette Maritime Museum. In 2002 the Coast Guard leased the lighthouse to the Marquette Maritime Museum. In 2016 the GSA and the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse to the City of Marquette and the Marquette Maritime Museum will continue to tours to the lighthouse.

Tower Height: 40

Height of Focal Plane: 77

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: Red, square brick tower attached to keeper's dwelling.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Intergral two-story brick keeper's house.

Date Established: 1853

Date Present Tower Built: 1866

Optics: Fourth order Fresnel lens, moved in 1908 to Marquette Breakwater Light, now on display at Marquette Maritime Museum.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

The Marquette Maritime Museum offers tours of the lighthouse seasonally (May - Oct). Call 906-226-2006 for more information. The grounds are open year-round.

Park at the Marquette Maritime Museum at East Ridge and Lakeshore Boulevard.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Walter Aho (Coast Guard).


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