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Return to top of page Illinois GROSSE POINT LIGHT
Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: EVANSTON
Owner/Manager: CITY OF EVANSTON/LIGHTHOUSE PARK DISTRICT
Current Use: PRIVATE AID/MUSEUM
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER, MUSEUM OPEN WEEKENDS DURING SUMMER
Access: 2601 SHERIDAN ROAD
Phone: 847-328-6961


Return to top of page Indiana MICHIGAN CITY LIGHT
Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: MICHIGAN CITY
Owner/Manager: MICHIGAN CITY LEASE TO MICHIGAN CITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: MUSEUM
Open to the Public: MUSEUM OPEN EVERY DAY EXCEPT MONDAY FROM 1-4 PM
Access: WASHINGTON PARK/HEISMAN HARBOR ROAD
Phone: 219-872-6133


Return to top of page Michigan AU SABLE LIGHT
Location: LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: GRAND MARAIS
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE/U.S. COAST GUARD (OPTIC)
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY/GUIDED TOURS DURING SUMMERS
Access: PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE/OFF COUNTY ROAD H58 (1.5 MILES EAST OF HURRICANE RIVER CAMPGROUND); 1/2-MILE WALK TO LIGHTHOUSE FROM PARKING LOT
Phone: 906-387-3700

BEAVER HEAD (BEAVER ISLAND) LIGHT
Location: MACKINAC STRAITS APPROACH/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: SOUTH OF ST. JAMES
Owner/Manager: CHARLEVOIX PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
Current Use: ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION CLASSES
Open to the Public: BY APPOINTMENT
Access: FERRY/EAST SIDE DRIVE
Phone: 616-448-2468

BIG BAY POINT LIGHT
Location: UPPER PENINSULA/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: BIG BAY
Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER (BUILDINGS)/U.S. COAST GUARD (NEW LIGHT)
Current Use: BED & BREAKFAST
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY (10-4)/TOURS JUNE THROUGH OCTOBER, SUNDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, AT 1 AND 2 PM
Access: 3 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD OFF ROUTE 550
Phone: 906-345-9957

BIG SABLE POINT (GRAND POINT AU SABLE) LIGHT
Location: EAST SHORE OF LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: LUDINGTON
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO BIG SABLE POINT LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS ASSOCIATION
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: OPEN DAILY MAY 1 TO OCT 31, 10 AM TO 6 PM, TOWER OPEN ON SPECIFIC TOUR DATES
Access: 2.5 MILE HIKE FROM LUDINGTON STATE PARK/ROUTE 116
Phone: 231-845-7343

CHEBOYGAN CRIB LIGHT
Location: RELOCATED FROM ENTRANCE TO CHEBOYGAN RIVER
Nearest City: CHEBOYGAN
Owner/Manager: CITY OF CHEBOYGAN
Current Use: CITY PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: GORDON TURNER PARK

CRISP POINT LIGHT
Location: 13 MILES WEST FOR WHITEFISH POINT/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: NEWBERRY OR PARADISE
Owner/Manager: LUCE COUNTY/ CRISP POINT LIGHTHOUSE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: HISTORIC SITE (UNDER STABILIZATION)
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY/TOWER OPEN ON MOST SATURDAYS 2-5 DURING SUMMER
Access: LUCE COUNTY ROAD 500 TO LUCE COUNTY ROAD 412 - EAST 7 MILES TO END OF ROAD

COPPER HARBOR LIGHT
Location: KEWEENAW PENINSULA/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: COPPER HARBOR
Owner/Manager: MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Current Use: MUSEUM IN STATE PARK
Open to the Public: MUSEUM - OPEN SUMMERS/FORT WILKINS STATE PARK
Access: BOAT FROM COPPER HARBOR MARINA
Phone: 906-289-4215

EAGLE HARBOR LIGHT
Location: WEST END OF HARBOR/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: EAGLE HARBOR
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO KEWEENAW COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY; MUSEUM OPEN MID JUNE TO MID OCTOBER, NOON - 5 PM
Access: JUST NORTH OF ROUTE 26
Phone: 906-289-4990

FORT GRATIOT LIGHT
Location: LAKE HURON/ST. CLAIR RIVER
Nearest City: PORT HURON
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER)
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING & SMALL BOAT STATION
Open to the Public: TOWER OPEN MAY 1 TO OCTOBER 1 BY APPOINTMENT
Access: COAST GUARD STATION @ OMAR & GARFIELD STREET
Phone: 810-982-3659

FORTY MILE POINT LIGHT
Location: LAKE HURON
Nearest City: ROGERS CITY
Owner/Manager: COUNTY OF PRESQUE ISLE W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN COUNTY PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY (8 AM TO 10 PM)
Access: OFF US 23/PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY PARK (NORTH OF ROGERS CITY)
Phone: 888-854-9700 OR 517-734-2577

GRAND HAVEN SOUTH PIERHEAD LIGHTS
Location: GRAND RIVER/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: GRAND HAVEN
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AIDS TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: PIER/GRAND HAVEN STATE PARK

*GRAND ISLAND HARBOR RANGE REAR LIGHT
Location: LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: CHRISTMAS
Owner/Manager: U.S. FOREST SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Current Use:
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: HIKE
Phone: 906-387-2512

GRAND MARAIS HARBOR RANGE LIGHTS
Location: GRAND MARAIS HARBOR/LAKE SUPERIOR
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE OWNS KEEPERS AND LEASES IT TO THE GRAND MARAIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/KEEPERS IS A MUSEUM
Open to the Public: GROUNDS AREA AROUND HARBOR LIGHTS ARE OPEN
Access: END OF CANAL STREET ON COAST GUARD POINT
Phone: 906-786-7761

GRAND TRAVERSE LIGHT
Location: GRAND TRAVERSE POINT/LEELANAU PENINSULA
Nearest City: NORTHPORT
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Current Use: MUSEUM IN STATE PARK
Open to the Public: MUSEUM & FOG SIGNAL OPEN DAILY DURING SUMMER 11-7, TIMES VARY REMAINDER OF YEAR; SCHOOL TOURS SCHEDULED IN SPRING AND FALL
Access: 15300 N. LIGHTHOUSE ROAD, LEELANAU STATE PARK/ROUTE 201 NORTH
Phone: 616-386-9145

GROSSE ILE NORTH CHANNEL RANGE FRONT LIGHT
Location: DETROIT RIVER
Nearest City: GROSSE ILE
Owner/Manager: GROSSE ILE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use:
Open to the Public: LIGHT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 1 DAY EACH YEAR IN SEPTEMBER (CALL FOR EXACT DATE); GROSSE ILE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 & THURSDAY 10-12
Access:
Phone: 734-675-1250

HOLLAND HARBOR (SOUTH PIERHEAD) LIGHT
Location: BLACK LAKE/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: HOLLAND
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: STATE PARK
Open to the Public: INTERIOR TOURS ON LIMITED BASIS
Access: SOUTH SIDE OF RIVER THROUGH MACATAWA BEACH ASSOC. PROPERTY (LIMITED PARKING)
Phone: 616-399-1341

HURON ISLAND LIGHT
Location: WEST HURON ISLAND/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: SKANEE
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD PERMIT TO FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Open to the Public:
Access: BOAT FROM BIG BAY BOAT LAUNCH
Phone: 906-586-9851

ISLE ROYALE LIGHT
Location: MENAGERIE ISLAND/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: HOUGHTON
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: PRIVATE BOAT
Phone: 906-487-7153

LITTLE POINT SABLE LIGHT
Location: EAST SHORE OF LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: MEARS
Owner/Manager: U.S COAST GUARD (TOWER)/SILVER LAKE STATE PARK (GROUNDS)
Current Use: STATE PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: SILVER LAKE STATE PARK/ROUTE B15
Phone: 616-873-3083

MACKINAC POINT LIGHT (OLD)
Location: STRAITS OF MACKINAC PASSAGE
Nearest City: MACKINAW CITY
Owner/Manager: MACKINAC ISLAND STATE PARK COMMISSION
Current Use: STATE PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: MICHILIMACKINAC STATE PARK
Phone: 906-847-3328

MANISTEE (NORTH PIERHEAD) LIGHT
Location: MANISTEE RIVER ENTRANCE/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: MANISTEE
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY (CITY PARK)
Access: PIER

MANISTIQUE (EAST BREAKWATER) LIGHT
Location: MANISTIQUE RIVER ENTRANCE/LAKE HURON
Nearest City: MANISTIQUE
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: PUBLIC PARK
Access: PIER

MISSION POINT LIGHT (OLD)
Location: GRAND TRAVERSE BAY/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: TRAVERSE CITY
Owner/Manager: PENINSULA TOWNSHIP
Current Use: PRIVATE RESIDENCE IN TOWN PARK
Open to the Public? GROUNDS ONLY
Access: LIGHTHOUSE PARK/ROUTE 37 NORTH
Phone: 616-223-7324

ONTONAGON LIGHT
Location: ONTONAGON RIVER MOUTH/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: ONTONAGON
Owner/Manager: U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS LEASE TO ONTONAGON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: COAST GUARD AUXILIARY MEETINGS/HISTORICAL TOURS
Open to the Public? BY APPOINTMENT
Access: VISIBLE FROM M-64 BRIDGE
Phone: 906-884-6165

PASSAGE ISLAND LIGHT
Location: PASSAGE ISLAND OFF ISLE ROYALE
Nearest City: HOUGHTON
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: CONCESSION BOAT
Phone: 906-487-7153

*PECHE ISLAND REAR RANGE LIGHT
Location: RELOCATED FROM DETROIT RIVER/LAKE ST. CLAIR
Nearest City: MARINE CITY
Owner/Manager: MARINE CITY MARINE MUSEUM PARK
Current Use: CITY PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: BETWEEN WATER STREET AND ST. CLAIR RIVER

POINT IROQUOIS LIGHT
Location: LAKE SUPERIOR/WHITEFISH BAY
Nearest City: BAY MILLS
Owner/Manager: U.S. FOREST SERVICE
Current Use: MUSEUM IN NATIONAL FOREST
Open to the Public: MUSEUM OPEN DAILY 9-5 MAY 15 THROUGH OCTOBER 15
Access: HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST/LAKESHORE ROAD OFF SIX MILE ROAD
Phone: 906-437-5272

POINTE AUX BARQUES LIGHT
Location: POINTE AUX BARQUES REEF / LAKE HURON
Nearest City: PORT HOPE
Owner/Manager: HURON COUNTY (DWELLING & TOWER) / POINTE AUX BARQUES LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / MUSEUM
Open to the Public: MUSEUM IN KEEPERS DWELLING OPEN 10AM - 4PM WEEKENDS, MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH OCTOBER 1
Access: LIGHTHOUSE COUNTY PARK/LIGHTHOUSE ROAD
Phone: 989-428-4749

PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTS
Location: LAKE HURON
Nearest City: PRESQUE ISLE TOWNSHIP
Owner/Manager: PRESQUE ISLE TOWNSHIP W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM
Open to the Public: MUSEUM IN THE KEEPERS OPEN MAY-OCTOBER
Access: 4500 GRAND LAKE RD/ROUTE 405 NORTH
Phone: 517-595-2936

ROCK HARBOR LIGHT
Location: MIDDLE ISLAND PASSAGE/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: HOUGHTON
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Current Use: NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: SELF-GUIDED TOUR/TOWER OPEN DAILY DURING SUMMERS
Access: CONCESSION BOAT
Phone: 906-487-7153

ROCK OF AGES LIGHT
Location: OFF ISLE ROYALE/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: HOUGHTON
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: PRIVATE BOAT
Phone: 906-487-7153

ROUND ISLAND LIGHT
Location: STRAITS OF MACKINAC
Nearest City: CITY OF MACKINAC ISLAND
Owner/Manager: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE
Current Use: NATIONAL FOREST
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY (HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST)
Access: FERRY SERVICE TO MACKINAC ISLAND FROM ST. IGNACE AND MACKINAW CITY
Phone: 906-643-7900

SAND HILLS LIGHT
Location: EAGLE RIVER/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: EAGLE RIVER
Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER
Current Use: SUMMER HOME/BED & BREAKFAST
Open to the Public: 1 TOUR DAILY AT 3 PM FROM JUNE TO OCTOBER, BY APPOINTMENT NOVEMBER TO MAY
Access: FIVE MILE POINT ROAD
Phone: 906-337-1744

SAND POINT (ESCANABA) LIGHT
Location: WEST SHORE LITTLE BAY DE NOC
Nearest City: ESCANABA
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: MUSEUM
Open to the Public: OPEN 11 AM TO 7 PM JUNE THROUGH AUGUST, 1 PM TO 4 PM DURING SEPTEMBER
Access: LUDINGTON PARK/EXTREME EAST END OF LUDINGTON (MAIN) ST.
Phone: 906-786-7158

SEUL CHOIX POINTE LIGHT
Location: UPPER PENINSULA/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: GULLIVER
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO MICHIGAN DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM & PUBLIC PARK
Open to the Public: OPEN MEMORIAL DAY TO MID-OCTOBER, TOURS DAILY
Access: 8 MILES OFF U.S. 2 AND C.R. 432
Phone: 906-283-3169

SOUTH HAVEN SOUTH PIERHEAD LIGHT
Location: BLACK RIVER ENTRANCE/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: SOUTH HAVEN
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: PUBLIC PARK

SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND LIGHT
Location: SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: LELAND
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Current Use: NATIONAL PARK EXHIBIT
Open to the Public: GUIDED TOUR OF TOWER
Access: FERRY FROM LELAND (SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE)
Phone: 231-326-5134

ST. HELENA ISLAND LIGHT
Location: STRAITS OF MACKINAC/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: ST. IGNACE
Owner/Manager: GREAT LAKES LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS ASSOCIATION WITH U.S. COAST GUARD ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MARITIME HERITAGE EDUCATION
Open to the Public: BY APPOINTMENT
Access: BOAT FROM ST. IGNACE OR MACKINAW CITY
Phone: 313-436-9150

ST. JOSEPH NORTH PIERHEAD LIGHTS
Location: ST. JOSEPH RIVER ENTRANCE/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: ST. JOSEPH
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: UNKNOWN
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: TISCORNIA PARK

STURGEON POINT LIGHT
Location: STURGEON POINT/LAKE HURON
Nearest City: HARRISVILLE
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO ALCONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: MUSEUM
Open to the Public: MUSEUM IN KEEPERS (TOWER NOT OPEN); GROUNDS OPEN YEAR ROUND, MUSEUM OPEN 10 AM TO 4 PM DAILY FROM MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER
Access: END OF POINT ROAD OFF LAKESHORE DRIVE, 4 MILES NORTH OF HARRISVILLE, MICHIGAN
Phone: 517-742-6297 (SUMMER), 517-724-5056 (WINTER)

TAWAS POINT (OTTAWA POINT) LIGHT
Location: LAKE HURON
Nearest City: TAWAS CITY
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING IN STATE PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY/TOWER BY APPOINTMENT
Access: TAWAS POINT STATE PARK/END TAWAS POINT ROAD/OFF US 23
Phone: 517-362-4428

WHITE RIVER LIGHT
Location: WHITE LAKE CHANNEL/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: WHITEHALL
Owner/Manager: FRUITLAND TOWNSHIP/GREAT LAKES MARINE MUSEUM
Current Use: MUSEUM
Open to the Public: MUSEUM OPEN MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER
Access: 6199 MURRAY ROAD/OFF U.S. 31
Phone: 616-894-8265

WHITEFISH POINT LIGHT
Location: WHITEFISH BAY/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: SHELLDRAKE
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: MUSEUM MANAGED BY GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK HISTORICAL SOCIETY/BIRD OBSERVATORY MANAGED BY STATE OF MICHIGAN WHITEFISH POINT BIRD OBSERVATORY
Open to the Public: MUSEUM/TOWER TO OPEN SPRING 1996
Access: WHITEFISH ROAD
Phone: 906-635-1742


Return to top of page Minnesota GRAND MARAIS LIGHT
Location: LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: GRAND MARAIS
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/COOK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: KEEPERS IS MUSEUM
Access: EAST BREAKWATER/OFF U.S. 61


SPLIT ROCK LIGHT
Location: NORTH SHORE OF LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: BEAVER BAY
Owner/Manager: STATE OF MINNESOTA (MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
Current Use: STATE HISTORIC SITE
Open to the Public: VISITOR CENTER, LIGHTHOUSE, FOG SIGNAL, KEEPERS DWELLING OPEN DAILY 9 AM - 5 PM, MAY 15-OCT. 15
Access: WITHIN SPLIT ROCK STATE PARK; ON U.S. 61, 50 MILES N.E. OF DULUTH
Phone: 218-226-6372

TWO HARBORS LIGHT
Location: POINT BETWEEN AGATE & BURLINGTON BAYS
Nearest City: TWO HARBORS
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO LAKE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM/BED & BREAKFAST
Open to the Public: OPEN DAILY 9AM TO 7 PM MAY 1 TO OCTOBER 15, TOUR ALL BUILDINGS INCLUDING KEEPERS HOUSE & TOWER
Access: OFF US 61
Phone: 218-834-4814 OR 1-888-832-5606


Return to top of page New York (west) BLUFF POINT (VALCOUR ISLAND) LIGHT
Location: VALCOUR ISLAND/LAKE CHAMPLAIN
Nearest City: PLATTSBURGH
Owner/Manager: NEW YORK STATE/CLINTON COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Current Use: STATE PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY/TOWER - SUNDAY AFTERNOONS IN AUGUST
Access: BOAT/ADIRONDACK STATE PARK

BUFFALO LIGHT (1833)
Location: MOUTH OF BUFFALO RIVER
Nearest City: BUFFALO
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/ BUFFALO LIGHTHOUSE ASSOCIATION, INC.
Current Use: MUSEUM DISPLAY
Open to the Public: WATERFRONT FESTIVALS AND BY APPOINTMENT
Access: U.S. COAST GUARD BASE, 1 FUHRMANN BLVD.
Phone: 716-947-9126

BUFFALO NORTH BREAKWATER SOUTH END LIGHT
Location: RELOCATED TO LIGHTHOUSE POINT FROM BREAKWATER AT NORTH HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: BUFFALO
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/BUFFALO LIGHTHOUSE ASSOCIATION, INC.
Current Use: MUSEUM DISPLAY
Open to the Public:WATERFRONT FESTIVALS AND BY APPOINTMENT
Access: U.S. COAST BASE, 1 FUHRMANN BLVD.
Phone: 716-947-9126

DUNKIRK (POINT GRATIOT) LIGHT
Nearest City: DUNKIRK
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO DUNKIRK LIGHTHOUSE & VETERANS PARK MUSEUM
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM
Open to the Public: MUSEUM IN KEEPERS OPEN 10-2 APRIL TO JUNE AND SEPT TO NOV (CLOSED WED & SUN), OPEN 10-4 JULY & AUGUST (CLOSED WED); ADMISSION CHARGED FOR GROUNDS & BUILDINGS
Access: OFF ROUTE 5 TO POINT DR. NORTH TO LIGHTHOUSE DR.
Phone: 716-366-5050

FORT NIAGARA LIGHT
Location: NIAGARA RIVER/S. SHORE LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: YOUNGSTOWN
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LICENSE TO OLD FORT NIAGARA ASSOCIATION
Current Use: MUSEUM
Open to the Public: JULY TO LABOR DAY, 11-4
Access: OFF ROUTE 18F
Phone: 716-745-7611

PORT OF GENESEE (CHARLOTTE-GENESEE) LIGHT
Location: GENESEE RIVER/LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: ROCHESTER
Owner/Manager: MONROE COUNTY LEASE TO CHARLOTTE-GENESEE LIGHTHOUSE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: MUSEUM IN KEEPERS
Open to the Public: TOWER OPEN MID-MAY TO MID-OCTOBER, SATURDAY AND SUNDY 1-5 OR BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT
Access: 70 LIGHTHOUSE ST/OFF LAKE AVE
Phone: 716-621-6179

ROCK ISLAND LIGHT
Location: ST. LAWRENCE RIVER/LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: ORLEANS
Owner/Manager: STATE OF NEW YORK/THOUSAND ISLAND PARKS COMMISSION
Current Use: STATE PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY OPEN SUMMERS
Access: BOAT/CEDAR POINT STATE PARK/ROUTE 12
Phone: 315-654-2522

SELKIRK (SALMON RIVER) LIGHT
Location: SALMON RIVER ENTRANCE/LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: PULASKI
Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER
Current Use: PRIVATE AID/GUEST HOUSE
Open to the Public: BY APPOINTMENT
Access: END OF LAKE ROAD (COUNTY ROUTE 5) WEST OF ROUTE 3
Phone: 315-298-6688

SODUS POINT LIGHT
Location: SODUS BAY/LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: SODUS POINT
Owner/Manager: TOWN OF SODUS POINT LEASE TO SODUS BAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: MUSEUM
Open to the Public: MUSEUM OPEN MAY-OCTOBER (10-5), CLOSED MONDAYS EXCEPT HOLIDAYS
Access: ONTARIO ST. OFF ROUTE 14
Phone: 315-483-4936

SOUTH BUFFALO NORTH SIDE LIGHT
Location: RELOCATED FROM BUFFALO HARBOR S. ENTRANCE
Nearest City: DUNKIRK
Current Use: MUSEUM DISPLAY
Owner/Manager: DUNKIRK LIGHTHOUSE & VETERANS PARK MUSEUM
Open to the Public: ON DISPLAY AT ENTRANCE OF DUNKIRK LIGHT
Access: LIGHTHOUSE DRIVE OFF ROUTE 5
Phone: 716-366-5050

THIRTY MILE POINT LIGHT (OLD)
Location: LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: BARKER
Owner/Manager: STATE OF NEW YORK/NIAGARA FRONTIER REGION
Current Use: STATE PARK/PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: OPEN FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY 2-4 PM JULY 1 THROUGH LABOR DAY
Access: GOLDEN HILL STATE PARK/LOWER LAKE RD OFF ROUTE 269
Phone: 716-795-3885; 716-795-3117 (OFF SEASON)

TIBBETTS POINT LIGHT
Location: ST. LAWRENCE RIVER/LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: CAPE VINCENT
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO TOWN OF TIBBETTS POINT/AMERICAN YOUTH HOSTEL
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/YOUTH HOSTEL IN KEEPERS
Open to the Public: YOUTH HOSTEL OPEN MAY-OCT; MUSEUM OPEN DAILY DURING JULY/AUGUST, WEEKENDS DURING JUNE & SEPT
Access: TIBBETTS POINT ROAD, COUNTY ROUTE 6
Phone: 315-654-2700


Return to top of page Ohio ASHTABULA HARBOR LIGHT
Location: ASHTABULA HARBOR ENTRANCE/LAKE ERIE
Nearest City: ASHTABULA
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: MUSEUM IN KEEPERS - OPEN WEEKENDS (TOWER NOT OPEN)
Access: WALNUT BLVD.
Phone: 440-964-6847

GRAND RIVER (FAIRPORT HARBOR) LIGHT
Location: FAIRPORT HARBOR/LAKE ERIE
Nearest City: FAIRPORT HARBOR
Owner/Manager: VILLAGE OF FAIRPORT HARBOR/FAIRPORT HARBOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: OPEN 1 PM TO 5 PM WED, SAT, SUN, OR BY APPT. MEMORIAL DAY TO SECOND SUNDAY IN SEPT.
Open to the Public: MUSEUM IN KEEPERS
Access: FAIRPORT HARBOR MARINE MUSEUM/129 SECOND ST.
Phone: 410-354-4825

MARBLEHEAD LIGHT (FORMERLY SANDUSKY BAY LIGHT)
Location: SANDUSKY BAY ENTRANCE/LAKE ERIE
Nearest City: MARBLEHEAD
Owner/Manager: OHIO DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/ STATE PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY, TOWER OPEN 1-5 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND THROUGH LABOR DAY
Access: ROUTE 2 TO STATE ROUTE 163
Phone: 419-734-4386


Return to top of page Pennsylvania ERIE HARBOR NORTH PIER LIGHT
Location: ERIE HARBOR CHANNEL ENTRANCE
Nearest City: ERIE
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: PUBLIC PIER
Phone: 814-833-7424

ERIE LAND (OLD PRESQUE ISLE) LIGHT
Location: PRESQUE ISLE/LAKE ERIE
Nearest City: ERIE
Owner/Manager: CITY OF ERIE
Current Use: CITY PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY
Access: LIGHTHOUSE STREET OFF PA ROUTE 5
Phone: 814-870-1452

PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT
Location: PRESQUE ISLE PENINSULA/LAKE ERIE
Nearest City: ERIE
Owner/Manager: COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA BUREAU OF STATE PARKS
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN STATE PARK/KEEPERS IS RESIDENCE FOR PARK STAFF
Open to the Public: PUBLIC VIEWING FROM OUTSIDE FENCE, EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT LOCATED ADJACENT TO GROUNDS
Access: PRESQUE ISLE STATE PARK/ROUTE 832
Phone: 814-833-7424


Return to top of page Wisconsin CANA ISLAND LIGHT
Location: LAKE MICHIGAN/BAILEYS HARBOR/NORTH BAY
Nearest City: BAILEYS HARBOR
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM, INC.
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM
Open to the Public: GROUNDS AND KEEPERS QUARTERS OPEN DAILY 10-5 MID-MAY TO MID-OCTOBER
Access: COUNTY TRACK Q TO 8800 CANA ISLAND ROAD
Phone: 920-743-5958

DEVILS ISLAND LIGHT
Location: APOSTLE ISLANDS/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: BAYFIELD
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE) W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: TOWER OPEN SUMMERS
Access: BOAT
Phone: 715-779-3397

EAGLE BLUFF LIGHT
Location: EAST CHANNEL INTO GREEN BAY
Nearest City: EPHRIAM
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO DOOR COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM IN KEEPERS
Open to the Public: OPEN DAILY 10 AM TO 4 PM JUNE TO MID-OCTOBER, FEE CHARGED; TOURS OFFERED ON THE HOUR AND HALF HOUR
Access: PENINSULA STATE PARK/SHORE ROAD/OFF ROUTE 42
Phone: 920-839-2377

KENOSHA (SOUTHPORT) LIGHT
Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: KENOSHA
Owner/Manager: CITY OF KENOSHA/KENOSHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: HISTORIC SITE
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: 5117 FOURTH AVENUE
Phone: 414-653-4308

MICHIGAN ISLAND LIGHTS
Location: APOSTLE ISLANDS/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: BAYFIELD
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE)
Current Use: NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: TOWER OPEN SUMMERS
Access: BOAT
Phone: 715-779-3397

NORTH POINT (MILWAUKEE) LIGHT
Location: MILWAUKEE RIVER ENTRANCE/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: MILWAUKEE
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: LAKE PARK/WAHL STREET AT TERRACE

OUTER ISLAND LIGHT
Location: APOSTLE ISLANDS/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: BAYFIELD
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE) W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: TOWER OPEN SUMMERS
Access: BOAT
Phone: 715-779-3397

PORT WASHINGTON LIGHT
Location: PORT WASHINGTON HARBOR
Nearest City: PORT WASHINGTON
Owner/Manager: CITY OF PORT WASHINGTON LEASE TO PORT WASHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: MUSEUM
Open to the Public: SUNDAYS 1-4 PM (MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH FIRST WEEKEND IN OCTOBER)
Access: JOHNSON STREET ON ST. MARYS HILL
Phone: 262-284-7240

RASPBERRY ISLAND LIGHT
Location: APOSTLE ISLANDS/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: BAYFIELD
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Current Use: NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: TOWER OPEN WITH DAILY GUIDED TOURS DURING SUMMER
Access: NPS CONCESSION BOAT/APOSTLE ISLAND NATIONAL LAKESHORE
Phone: 715-779-3397

SAND ISLAND LIGHT
Location: APOSTLE ISLANDS/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: BAYFIELD
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: TOWER OPEN SUMMERS
Access: BOAT / APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE
Phone: 715-779-3397

STURGEON BAY CANAL LIGHT
Location: STURGEON BAY CANAL/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: STURGEON BAY
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: LAKE FOREST STATE PARK ROAD

WIND POINT LIGHT
Location: RACINE HARBOR/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: WIND POINT
Owner/Manager: VILLAGE OF WIND POINT W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/KEEPERS USED FOR TOWN MEETINGS
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY (SUNUP TO 11 PM)
Access: OFF LIGHTHOUSE DR. ACROSS FROM WINDRIDGE DR.
Phone: 414-639-3777


*Because these towers did not have a resident keeper, they are not included in the main inventory.



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