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Name: Rock Harbor Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Houghton, Michigan, United States

Location: Middle Island Passage, Lake Superior.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
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Managing Organization:
Isle Royale National Park

Telephone: 906-482-0984


Contact Address Information:
800 East Lakeshore Drive
Michigan, 49931, United States

This lighthouse was replaced by a light on nearby Menagerie Island. The National Park Service restored the lighthouse and keeper's house, which are within Isle Royale National Park.

Tower Height: 50

Height of Focal Plane: 70

Description of Tower: White, conical stone tower, attached to keeper's house.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
1.5 story rubblestone keeper's house.

Date Established: 1855

Date Present Tower Built: 1855

Date Deactivated: 1879

Optics: 1875: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Museum in national park.

Open To Public? Yes.

The tower is open daily in summer, and there is a small maritime museum in the keeper's house.

Accessible by boat. Contact Isle Royale National Park for information on getting to the Rock Harbor Lighthouse.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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