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Devils Island Light

 
Location: the northern tip of Devils Island in Lake Superior near Bayfield, WI

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About Devils Island Light

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The location of the light is the northern tip of Devils Island in Lake Superior. The nearest city is Bayfield, WI. The station was first established in 1891. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1891.

The lighthouse is a white skeletal tower with a central column.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 1007 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 11 nautical miles. The tower height is 80 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-15565 (U.S.)

The light is currently owned by the National Park Service and part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

The light is only accessible by boat. Apostle Island Cruises is an authorized concessionaire of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 10 second period, the light is on for less than 5 then off for more than 5.

Devils Island Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 8, 1977, reference number 77000145.

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