Big Bay Point Light

1896

LAKE SUPERIOR LIGHTS

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This light is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
and is one of the few surviving residential lighthouses in the country.

LOCATION: 23 mi. NW of Marquette at Big Bay Point, S side of Lake Superior

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1896

CURRENT USE: Active aid to navigation

AUTOMATED: 1941

DEACTIVATED: 1961 thru 1990 --- then the USCG sold the property and the light was relit

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Stone

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Brick, Limestone, and Reinforced Concrete

TOWER SHAPE: Square integral

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: Red brick with white lantern

ORIGINAL LENS: Third Order, Fresnel 1896 which is now on display in the Old Fog Whistle Building on the grounds

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: This station sits in a beautiful, picturesque location and is in excellent condition.
For information on staying overnight contact the keepers, Jeff and Linda Gamble, at:
Big Bay Point Lighthouse, #3 Lighthouse Rd., Big Bay, MI 49808    (906) 345-9957    
email:  keepers@BigBayLighthouse.com
Visit the keepers' website at: www.bigbaylighthouse.com
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