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LA POINTE (LONG ISLAND) LIGHT

State: WISCONSIN
Location: LONG ISLAND / CHEQUAMEGON BAY / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: BAYFIELD
County: ASHLAND
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1858



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1896
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1964
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: SKELETAL W/CENTRAL COLUMN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 65
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1896
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1964
  • Height of Focal Plane: 70
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: 1856 LENS MOVED TO CHEQUAMEGON POINT IN 1897
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1858
  • Description: SQUARE WOODEN TOWER ATTACHED TO BUILDING
  • Fate/Disposition: ABANDONED, IN RUINS APPROX. 3000 FEET WEST OF PRESENT LIGHT
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO (REMOVED)
  • Year Constructed: 1891
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
  • Architectural Style: GABLE ROOF
  • Fog Signal Type: WHISTLE DIAPHONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1938
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: AMERICAN FOUR SQUARE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE, IRON OIL HOUSE, DOCK, RUINS OF 1858/1896 LIGHT TOWER/KEEPERS RESIDENCE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK

Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #83003366
Name of Listing: LA POINTE LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD / GREAT LAKES THEMATIC)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1975

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, WI-325 (WASO)

Miscellaneous:
ONE OF OLDEST SKELETAL LIGHTHOUSES ON THE GREAT LAKES; PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ON LAKE SUPERIOR



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