Ontonagon Pierhead Light

1875

LAKE SUPERIOR LIGHTS

Ontonagon County Historical Society Museum Photo

LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN

The station originally had a catwalk extending out to the light from the shore.

LOCATION: End of W pier, mouth of Ontonagon River, W side of Keweenaw Peninsula, S side of Lake Superior

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1897

CURRENT USE: Active to navigation

AUTOMATED: Yes

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Pier

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Cast iron

TOWER SHAPE: Square, pyramidal --- 22 ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: White

ORIGINAL LENS: Lens Lantern / Sixth Order, Fresnel

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: This is the only lighted aid to navigation marking the mouth of the river.