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ROCK HARBOR LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: MIDDLE ISLAND PASSAGE / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: HOUGHTON
County: KEWEENAW
Year Station Established: 1855


Rock Harbor Light
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Existing Historic Tower Constructed: 1855
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1879
  • Year Automated: N/A
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/STONE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE WITH BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 50/Height of Focal Plane: 70
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL (1875)
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Fog Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1855
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: RUBBLE STONE
Other Structures: NONE

Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Current Use: NATIONAL PARK -- ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK

Open to the Public? YES; SELF-GUIDED TOUR, TOWER OPEN DAILY DURING SUMMERS
  • Access: CONCESSION BOAT
  • Public Phone: 906-487-7153
National Register Status: LISTED
Name of Listing: ROCK HARBOR LIGHT HOUSE

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES MI-386 (WASO)

Miscellaneous:
IMPORTANT TO COPPER EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT; ABANDONED 1859 TO 1875; KEEPERS TO HOUSE MARITIME EXHIBIT 1994



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