POINT IROQUOIS LIGHT

Location: WHITEFISH BAY UPPER PENINSULA
Body of Water: Lake Superior
County: Chippewa
Year Station Established: 1855
Siting: Mainland
Latitude: 46° 29' 03"
Longitude: 84° 37' 57"

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE POINT IROQUOIS LIGHTHOUSE
Year Constructed: 1871
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1871
Operational? No
Automated? 1962
Deactivated: 1971
Foundation Materials: CEMENT
Construction Materials: BRICK
Ancillary Buildings: No
Grounds: Yes
Bottomlands: No
COE Structure: No
Architectural Style: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE TOWER/BLACK PARAPET & LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1870
Owner: U.S. Forest Service
Open to the Public? Yes
Museum: Yes
National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #75000940
Other Important Dates: 1902 (assistant keeper's house built)
History: GUIDE TO ST. MARYS RIVER; SOO LOCKS CONNECTION BETWEEN LAKE SUPERIOR AND OTHER GREAT LAKES; PART OF HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST; REPLACED BY AUTOMATIC SIGNAL BEACON INSTALLED IN CHANNEL ACROSS THE BAY FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE; RENOVATION BEGUN 1983