Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Contact Address Information:
Route 1, Box 4
The light station is maintained by the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore; the Coast Guard still maintains the active optic.
Tower Height: 90
Height of Focal Plane: 129
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds.
Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower with cast iron lantern. Tower is attached to keeper's house by a covered passageway.
This light is operational
1874 two story wood frame keeper's house, 1875 fog signal building, oil house, outhouse, boathouse.
Date Established: 1874
Date Present Tower Built: 1874
Date Automated: 1961
Optics: 1874: Third order Fresnel lens; 1992: 190 mm, solar powered.
Fog Signal: Steam fog whistle; 1925: diaphone horn.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
The Apostle Islands Cruise Service offers special lighthouse cruises, passing at least four of the area's lighthouses. The cruises depart the Bayfield City Dock at 5:30 pm and return at 10:45 pm. The cruise is offered on several days in June and July; call (800) 323-7619 or (715) 779-3925, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. In addition, the Fifth Annual Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration will be held September 6-27, 2000. The celebration includes special lighthouse cruises and lighthouse tours, featuring all seven historic lighthouses of the Apostle Islands. For information call (800) 779-4487.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: Otto Olson (1905-1914), Frank H. Mersy, Sr. (First Assistant, 1913-1916)