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PASSAGE ISLAND LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: PASSAGE ISLAND OFF ISLE ROYALE
Nearest City: HOUGHTON
County: KEWEENAW
Year Station Established: 1882


Passage Island Light
NPS photo by Thomas Vitanza, 1999
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1882
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Year Automated: 1978
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: FIELDSTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL WITH WHITE & RED LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 44/Height of Focal Plane: 78
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL (1882)
  • Present Optic: 190 MM (1989)
  • Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL ON DISPLAY IN U.S. COAST GUARD STATION PORTAGE LOBBY
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Fog Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1882
  • Construction Materials: CORRUGATED METAL
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1882
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: NORMAN GOTHIC
  • Construction Materials: FIELDSTONE
Other Structures: STORAGE SHED, STEEL TRAMWAY, TRAM WINCH HOUSE, STEEL RADIO TOWER, WOOD PRIVY, DOCK, WOODEN HELICOPTER LANDING PAD, BOATHOUSE, DOCKS

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK -- ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK

Open to the Public? YES; GROUNDS ONLY
  • Access: CONCESSION BOAT
  • Public Phone: 906-487-7153
National Register Status: NONE

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES MI-385 (WASO)

Miscellaneous:
IMPORTANT TO SILVER MINING AND CANADIAN GRAIN TRADE, IDENTICAL TO SAND ISLAND LIGHT IN THE APOSTLES



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