Peninsula Point Light

1866

LAKE MICHIGAN LIGHTS

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The attached keeper's dwellings were destroyed by a fire in 1959, but the tower was saved and is open to the public. From the top of the tower you have quite a view of Big Bay de Noc to the East, Little Bay de Noc to the West & the Minneapolis Shoal Light to the South.

LOCATION: On Peninsula Point, E side of Little Bay de Noc, N end of Lake Michigan

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1866

CURRENT USE: Only the tower remains and is surrounded by a picnic area that is part of Hiawatha National Forest

AUTOMATED: 1922

DEACTIVATED: 1936 --- replaced by the Minneapolis Shoal Light

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Natural / Emplaced

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Brick

TOWER SHAPE: Square --- 40ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: Natural with black lantern

ORIGINAL LENS: Oil Lamp, 1866 / Automatic acetylene lamp, 1922

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: One of the few lights on the Great Lakes that never had a Fresnel Lens.