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TWO HARBORS LIGHT

State: MINNESOTA
Location: POINT BETWEEN AGATE & BURLINGTON BAYS
Nearest City: TWO HARBORS
County: LAKE
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1892


Two Harbors Light
Photo courtesy Lake County Historical Society
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1892
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1982
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: RED W/WHITE TRIM
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 49
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1892
  • Present Optic: DCB-224
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1970
  • Height of Focal Plane: 78
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER LENS ON DISPLAY AT THE INLAND SEAS MUSEUM, VERMILLION, OHIO
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES (MODIFIED)
  • Year Constructed: 1892
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: REMOVED
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1892
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: RED BRICK
Other Structures: WOOD STORAGE BUILDING, RED BRICK OIL HOUSE, WOODEN ASST. KEEPERS DWELLING (1892), WOOD GARAGE (1936)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM/BED & BREAKFAST

Owner/Manager: LAKE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84001483
Name of Listing: TWO HARBORS LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1984

Miscellaneous:
PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MESABI RANGE IRON INDUSTRY



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