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PILOT ISLAND LIGHT

State: WISCONSIN
Location: PORTE DES MORTS PASSAGE / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: GILLS ROCK
County: DOOR
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1858



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1858
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1962
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: YELLOW WITH RED ROOF
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 41
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 300 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 48
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1900
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: ORIG. BELL REMOVED
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES, EXPANDED 1904
  • Year Constructed: 1873
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK
Other Structures: STORAGE BUILDING, ORIGINAL 1850 TOWER/HOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #83004279
Name of Listing: PILOT ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1972

Miscellaneous:
SIMILAR IN PLAN TO POTTAWATOMIE LIGHT WHICH IS STONE INSTEAD OF BRICK; ORIGINALLY CALLED PORTE DES MORTS ISLAND LIGHT UNTIL 1910; THE ORIGINAL FOG SIGNAL BUILDING WAS CONVERTED TO A SECOND ASST. KEEPERS IN 1900



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