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The Keweenaw Peninsula features 8 lighthouses that are actually located on the Peninsula as well as 7 that are on Isle Royale or off the shore of the Keweenaw.  Copper Harbor Light was the first to be built in 1849 but was dismantled and the stones were used to build the current structure that was built and lit by 1866.

With the production of copper came more shipping activity so more lighthouses were built to help aid the ships coming in and out of the Copper Country.  Today, only one is open to the public but most are view-able from the road.

 

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Copper Harbor, MI 49918 US

Region: Copper Harbor

Located at the east point of the Harbor entrance, this lighthouse is now a part of the Ft. Wilkins State Park Complex. The current lighthouse was built in 1866 and is accessible only by boat.
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Lac La Belle, MI 49950 US

Region: Lac La Belle / Bete Grise

The original tower was built in 1870 on Mendota Point to guide ships into Lac La Belle through the Mendota Ship Canal. The present lighthouse was built in 1895 and abandoned by the Coast Guard in ...
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MI 49945 US

Phone: (808) 927-0427
E-Mail Address: keweenawlighthouse@gmail.com
Region: Houghton
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The Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entrance Light is situated on Lake Superiors Keweenaw Bay, near the southern mouth to the Keweenaw Peninsulas Portage River. The lighthouse stands at the end of a half- ...
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Eagle Harbor, MI 49950 US

Phone: (906) 289-4990
Region: Eagle Harbor
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Located at the west end of Eagle Harbor, the present brick structure was built in 1871. It is now a part of the Keweenaw County Historical Society's Light Station Museum Complex and is open to the pub
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Eagle River, MI 49950 US

Region: Eagle River

This lighthouse, located at the south bend of the Eagle River, went into operation in 1854. In 1874 a new lighthouse with a brick tower a 24' square brick tower and a small dwelling were built. It's
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Hancock, MI 49930 US

Region: Hancock

This light is located at the end of the breakwall at McLain State Park, 9 miles north of Hancock on M-203. The 50 square steel tower was built in 1950.
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Copper Harbor, MI 49918 US

Phone: (906) 482-0820
E-Mail Address: info@keweenawlandtrust.org
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Owned by the Keweenaw Land Trust, the Manitou Island Light Station sits on a 93-acre nature area at the eastern tip of Manitou Island, one of the most remote places in the Keweenaw area. Fierce La ...
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Copper Harbor, MI 49918 US

On Menagerie Island at Isle Royale National Park. Not accessible.
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Copper Harbor, MI 49918 US

On Passage Island, 3.5 miles northeast of Blake Point at Isle Royale National Park. Only accessible by boat.
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Copper Harbor, MI 49918 US

At the entrance to Rock Harbor at Isle Royale National Park. Open for visitors and features self-guided exhibits.
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Copper Harbor, MI 49918 US

3.2 miles west of Washington Island at Isle Royale National Park. Not accessible.
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Copper Harbor, MI 49918 US

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This light, located west of Manitou Island off the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, went into operation on November , 1867. The last known resident keeper left in 1897, after which it was maintained ...
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