Keweenaw Land Trust
Contact Address Information:
Suite 305 of the E-Center in Lake Linden
700 Calumet Street
This lighthouse is similar to Whitefish Point Light. It was transferred in 2004 to the Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT) under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000. KLT will encourage public uses of the site such as boating, kayaking, fishing, rock collecting, camping, and sightseeing at the light station.
Tower Height: 80
Height of Focal Plane: 81
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds.
Description of Tower: Square, pyramidal skeletal tower.
This light is operational
1861 two-story wood frame keeper's dwelling, boathouse.
Date Established: 1850
Date Present Tower Built: 1861
Date Automated: 1978
Optics: 1861: Third order Fresnel lens, now 190 mm optic.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Accessible by boat only. Keweenaw Excursions offers cruises that pass this lighthouse; see www.keweenawexcursions.com or call 906-482-0884, or email Kraig@portup.com.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: Frank H. Mersy, Sr. (1918-1925)