Sand Point (Baraga) Light

1878

LAKE SUPERIOR LIGHTS

USCG PHOTO

LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN

This light is another example of the schoolhouse style lights that are common in this area.

LOCATION: 2,110 feet N of Sand Point, S end of L'Anse Bay, Keweenaw Peninsula, S side of Lake Superior

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1922

CURRENT USE: No longer in use

AUTOMATED: Yes

DEACTIVATED: Unknown --- still listed in the 1954 Light List

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Natural / Emplaced

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Brick

TOWER SHAPE: Square integral with rectangular lantern room --- 40 ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: Red with black lantern room

ORIGINAL LENS: Fifth Order, Fresnel

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has purchased this lighthouse and has plans for its complete restoration.