Friday, August 18, 2017

BAY FURNACE LIGHTHOUSE

Location: Lake Superior, near Christmas, Alger County, MI
Date Built: 1868 (Original Structure); 1914 (Existing Lighthouse)
Type of Structure: Original rear range lighthouse was a wooden keeper’s house with lantern on top. Original front range light was wooden frame tower. Existing tower is a black conical steel tower with a white lantern room.
Height: existing tower is 62 ft.
Status: decommissioned in 1969; front light taken down.
Source: Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy Web site

The above was researched and drafted by Bill Simms, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Light House Society.