Keweenaw Waterway Lighthouse
Jacobsville, MI. Lake Superior

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KEWEENAW WATERWAY LIGHTHOUSE

State: MICHIGAN
Location: PORTAGE RIVER ENTRANCE/PORTAGE LAKE/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: JACOBSVILLE
County: HOUGHTON
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1868

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1920
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1973
  • Foundation Materials: CRIB
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/REIN. CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 31
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 68
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s):
1. Construction Date:
Description:
Fate/Disposition:

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building?

  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials: INTEGRAL
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN

Existing Keepers Quarters? UNKNOWN

  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials:

Other Structures: RADIOBEACON

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Non-NPS Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
Name of Listing: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE BY SHPO
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

ALSO KNOWN AS PORTAGE LAKE LOWER ENTRANCE LIGHT

 
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Revised: 08/24/03.