Portage Lake Ship-Canal Pierhead Light

1879

LAKE SUPERIOR LIGHTS

USCG PHOTO 1
USCG PHOTO 2
(Pier Light & rebuilt Land Light)

LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN

This light is now called the Keweenaw Upper Entrance East Revetment Light.

LOCATION: On inner East pier at entrance to Portage Lake Ship-Canal, S side of Lake Superior

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1941

CURRENT USE: Active aid to navigation

AUTOMATED: Yes

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Pier

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Cast iron

TOWER SHAPE: Square pyramidal --- 21 1/2 ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: White with black lantern

ORIGINAL LENS: Sixth Order, Fresnel

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: This light had an elevated walk from shore along pier to light, but this catwalk went through the fog signal building (as shown in photo 1 above).  This light was also intended to mark the end of the pier only and not for use as a range light with it's land partner, as was the case with other light stations.