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Isle Royale (Menagerie Island) Light

Location: on Menagerie Island in Lake Superior near Houghton, MI

About Isle Royale (Menagerie Island) Light

The location of the light is on Menagerie Island in Lake Superior. The nearest city is Houghton, MI. The station was first established in 1875. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1875.

The lighthouse is a octagonal sandstone tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 72 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 9 nautical miles. The tower height is 61 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-16710 (U.S.)

The light was automated in 1913.

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 6 second period, the light is on for less than 3 then off for more than 3.

Isle Royale (Menagerie Island) Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Aug. 4, 1983, reference number 83000880.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:49 am
Sunrise: 8:39 am
Sunset: 5:33 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 7:23 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

Additional Conditions.

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