Gull Rock Light

1867

LAKE SUPERIOR LIGHTS

USCG PHOTO

LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN

Since the original Fresnel Lens was replaced with a 250mm plastic lens and a solar light, this abandoned station lives up to its name and is a favorite roosting spot for the seagulls of the Lake Superior.

LOCATION: 2 mi. E of Keweenaw Point, W of Manitou Island, S side of Lake Superior

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1867

CURRENT USE: Active aid to navigation

AUTOMATED: Yes

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Masonry

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Brick

TOWER SHAPE: Attached Square --- 39ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: Yellow

ORIGINAL LENS: Fourth Order, Fresnel 1867

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: The attached two-story keeper's dwelling has a gabled roof, and the cast iron lantern room is 10-sided with vertical bars.