Poverty Island Light

1874

LAKE MICHIGAN LIGHTS

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This light is in quite a state of disrepair, so much that the lantern room and lens were removed and left on the ground by the tower. They have since been put to use in the restoration of another light, but this one has an empty, awkward looking top to its tower.

LOCATION: On S part of island, Poverty Island Passage, Green Bay, W side of Lake Michigan

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1874

CURRENT USE: Active aid to navigation

AUTOMATED: 1957

DEACTIVATED: 1976-1982 ---- a small light powered by a solar panel has been attached to a pole at the top of the tower.

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Dressed Stone / Timber

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Brick

TOWER SHAPE: Conical --- 70ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: White

ORIGINAL LENS: Fourth Order, Fresnel 1874 --- the light and lantern are no longer on site, but were used for the restoration of Sand Point (Escanaba) Light.