Point Iroqouis Lighthouse
Brimely, MI. Lake Michigan

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POINT IROQOUIS LIGHTHOUSE

State: MICHIGAN
Location: LAKE SUPERIOR/WHITEFISH BAY
Nearest City: BAY MILLS
County: CHIPPEWA
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1855

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1871
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1971
  • Automated: 1962
  • Foundation Materials: CEMENT
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 65
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1870
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 68
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: SENT TO SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION 1963; FOURTH ORDER LENS FROM ST. MARTIN'S REEF LIGHT STATION ON DISPLAY IN KEEPERS

Previous Tower(s):
1. Construction Date: 1855
Description: WOODEN WITH 45-FOOT FOCAL PLANE
Fate/Disposition: TORN DOWN IN 1870 AND REPLACED BY PRESENT TOWER

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO, REMOVED

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1902
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: BRICK

Other Structures: ASST KEEPERS QUARTERS (1870); REMOVED/ORIG. FOG SIGNAL BLDG., 3 BARNS, CHICKEN HOUSE, WELL, BOATHOUSE, WELL HOUSE, OIL HOUSE

Current Use: MUSEUM IN NATIONAL FOREST

Owner/Manager: U.S. FOREST SERVICE

Open to the Public? YES (Goto Publicly Accessible Lighthouses for access information)

Non-NPS Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #75000940
Name of Listing: POINT IROQUOIS LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR) On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1970

Miscellaneous:

GUIDE TO ST. MARYS RIVER; SOO LOCKS CONNECTION BETWEEN LAKE SUPERIOR AND OTHER GREAT LAKES; PART OF HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST; REPLACED BY AUTOMATIC SIGNAL BEACON INSTALLED IN CHANNEL ACROSS THE BAY FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE; RENOVATION BEGUN 1983

 
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Revised: 08/24/03.