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ROCK OF AGES LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: OFF ISLE ROYALE / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: HOUGHTON
County: KEWEENAW
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1908


Rock of Ages Light
NPS photo by Sharon Frakes, 1991
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1908
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1978
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER/STEEL CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: STEEL/MASONRY/CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK BASE & LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL "BOTTLE SHAPE"
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 117
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1910
  • Present Optic: 190 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1985
  • Height of Focal Plane: 130
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL REVOLVING LENS ON EXHIBIT AT WINDIGO INFORMATION STATION AT ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1908
  • Number of Stories: 0
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: STEEL/MASONRY/CONCR
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

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

Web Site: ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #83000881
Name of Listing: ROCK OF AGES LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES MI-388 (WASO)

Miscellaneous:
MAJOR ENGINEERING FEAT BECAUSE OF ISOLATED LOCATION



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