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OUTER ISLAND LIGHT

State: WISCONSIN
Location: APOSTLE ISLANDS / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: BAYFIELD
County: ASHLAND
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1874



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1874
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1961
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK W/ITALIANATE BRACKETING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK TRIM
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 80
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1874
  • Present Optic: 190 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1992
  • Height of Focal Plane: 129
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building?
YES (MODIFIED)
  • Year Constructed: 1875
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: WHISTLE DIAPHONE/ORIG. STEAM
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1874
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED
  • Construction Materials: RED BRICK
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, DOCK, BRICK OUTHOUSE; ORIG. BOATHOUSE & TRAMWAY

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK

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

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #77000145
Name of Listing: APOSTLE ISLANDS LIGHTHOUSES
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1975

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, WI-318 (WASO)

Miscellaneous:
TOWER ATTACHED TO DWELLING BY COVERED PASSAGEWAY; WHISTLE DIAPHONE MACHINERY IS STILL IN PLACE IN FOG SIGNAL BUILDING



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