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WEST SISTER ISLAND LIGHT

State: OHIO
Location: MAUMEE BAY ENTRANCE / WEST END LAKE ERIE
Nearest City: WEST SISTER ISLAND
County: LUCAS
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1821



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1848
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1937
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: LIMESTONE/BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK BALCONY
  • Shape: CONICAL W/OUT LANTERN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 55
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1848
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 57
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (REMOVED 1945)
  • Year Constructed: 1868
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #83002006
Name of Listing: WEST SISTER ISLAND LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous: TOWER RENOVATED 1868; AMONG THE OLDEST TO SURVIVE ON GREAT LAKES; PLAYED IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE GROWTH OF SHIPPING



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Last Modified: Thurs, Mar 07 2002 4:17:02 pm EDT
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