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Name: Michigan Island Light (new)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States

Location: Long Island, Lake Superior

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Photo: Tim Harrison

Managing Organization:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Telephone: 715-779-3398


Contact Address Information:
Route 1, Box 4
Wisconsin, 54814, United States

This tower was originally established in 1880 on the Delaware River in Pennsylvania; it was moved to Michigan Island in 1929.

Tower Height: 118

Height of Focal Plane: 170

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal iron tower.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1928 two-story brick keeper's house.

Date Established: 1857

Date Present Tower Built: 1880

Date Automated: 1943

Optics: 1929: 3 1/2 order Fresnel lens (on display at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Visitor Center); now DCB-24.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation in national park.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

For information on getting to Michigan Island, contact the Apostle Islands Cruise Service, P.O. Box 691, City Dock, Bayfield, WI 54814. Phone (715) 779-3925 or (800) 323-7619. Email: The company offers water taxi service and lighthouse sightseeing cruises.

Keepers: Edward Lane (1901-1938).


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