Copper Harbor Lighthouse Complex
Contact Address Information:
In 1933 this lighthouse was replaced by an automated light on a skeletal tower. The State of Michigan bought the station in 1957 and made it part of Fort Wilkins State Park.
Tower Height: 62
Description of Tower: Square brick tower attached to keeper's dwelling.
This light is not operational
1 1/2 story brick keeper's house, oil house, 1849 dwelling.
1849: 44-foot stone tower.
Date Established: 1849
Date Present Tower Built: 1866
Date Deactivated: 1933
Date Automated: 1919
Optics: 1856: Fourth order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Museum.
Open To Public? Yes.
The keeper's dwelling now houses a nautical museum
on the first and second floors. Open daily from the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend to September.
Boats to the lighthouse depart from the Municipal Marina on the north side of M-26. For information call 906-289-4966 or 906-289-4215.
Keepers: Henry Clow (1849-1853); Henry C. Shurter (1853-1855); Napoleon Beedon (1855-1869); John Power (1869-1873); Charles Corgan (1873-1881); Edward Chambers (1881-1882); James W. Rich (1882-1883); Henry Corgan (1883-1919).