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ONTONAGON LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: ONTONAGON RIVER MOUTH / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: ONTONAGON
County: ONTONAGON
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1852


Ontonagon Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1995
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1866
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1964
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: YELLOW BRICK W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 34
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic: REMOVED 1964
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS ON DISPLAY AT ONTONAGON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1851
  • Description: FREE-STANDING BRICK TOWER WITH FRAME KEEPERS DWELLING
  • Fate/Disposition: DISMANTLED IN 1860S
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (MODIFIED W/KITCHEN 1890)
  • Year Constructed: 1866
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED
  • Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, PRIVY

Current Use: MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: ONTONOGAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #75000960
Name of Listing: ONTONAGON LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1975

Miscellaneous:



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