Fourteen Mile Point Light

1894

LAKE SUPERIOR LIGHTS

Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy Photo

LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN

Due to its remote location this lighthouse has been susceptible to vandalism since it was deactivated. As a matter of fact, vandals set fire to it in 1984 and now only the charred shell remains.

LOCATION: On Fourteen Mile point, NE of Ontonagon, W side of Keweenaw Peninsula, S side of Lake Superior

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1894

CURRENT USE: No longer in use

AUTOMATED: Unknown

DEACTIVATED: 1934

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Emplaced

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Brick

TOWER SHAPE: Integral square --- 55ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: White lantern on red tower

ORIGINAL LENS: Fourth Order, Fresnel 1894

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: The original Fresnel lens was rotated by a clockwork mechanism.