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Name: Copper Harbor Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Copper Harbor, Michigan, United States

Location: Tip of Keweenaw Peninsula, Lake Superior.


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Photo: Gary Martin

Managing Organization:
Copper Harbor Lighthouse Complex

Telephone: 906-289-4966

Website: http://www.nps.gov/maritime/light/copper.htm

Contact Address Information:
East US-41
Copper Harbor
Michigan, 49918, United States

Notes:
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

Other Buildings?
1 1/2 story brick keeper's house, oil house, 1849 dwelling.

Earlier Towers?
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.

Museum?
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.

Directions:
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).

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