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Raspberry Island Light

Location: southwest tip of Raspberry Island in Lake Superior near Bayfield, WI

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About Raspberry Island Light


The location of the light is southwest tip of Raspberry Island in Lake Superior. The nearest city is Bayfield, WI. The station was first established in 1863. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1863.

The tower had a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 77 ft above mean high water. The light had a nominal range of 7 nautical miles. The tower height is 43 ft. The light had a period of 2.5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: No

Identification number: 7-15555 (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 2.5 second period, the light is on for less than 1.25 then off for more than 1.25.

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

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