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Name: Rock Harbor Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Houghton, Michigan, United States

Location: Middle Island Passage, Lake Superior.


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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
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Managing Organization:
Isle Royale National Park

Telephone: 906-482-0984

Website: http://www.nps.gov/isro/index.htm
Email: ISRO_Superintendent@nps.gov

Contact Address Information:
800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton
Michigan, 49931, United States

Notes:
This lighthouse was replaced by a light on nearby Menagerie Island. The National Park Service restored the lighthouse and keeper's house, which are within Isle Royale National Park.

Tower Height: 50

Height of Focal Plane: 70

Description of Tower: White, conical stone tower, attached to keeper's house.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
1.5 story rubblestone keeper's house.

Date Established: 1855

Date Present Tower Built: 1855

Date Deactivated: 1879

Optics: 1875: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Museum in national park.

Open To Public? Yes.

Museum?
The tower is open daily in summer, and there is a small maritime museum in the keeper's house.

Directions:
Accessible by boat. Contact Isle Royale National Park for information on getting to the Rock Harbor Lighthouse.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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