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Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

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1871; 1895 fog signal. Lighthouse Drive, east side of promontory at west entrance to Eagle Harbor
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress)
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

Eagle Harbor Light is a brick gable-roofed keeper's dwelling and octagonal light tower that held a fourth-order Fresnel lens made by Sautter of Paris. It replaced a light built here in 1851. A fog signal was added in 1895. In 1999 Congress transferred ownership of the lighthouse to the Keweenaw County Historical Society. The society operates a museum in the lighthouse.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Eagle Harbor Lighthouse", [, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 494-495.

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