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Name: Point Iroquois Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States

Location: Mouth of St. Marys River, Lake Superior.

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Photo: Alan Culley
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Managing Organization:
Point Iroquois Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

Telephone: 906-437-5272

Email: mailroom/

Contact Address Information:
Sault Ste. Marie Ranger Office
4000 I-75 Business Spur
Sault Ste. Marie
Michigan, 49783, United States

This lighthouse stands within Hiawatha National Forest. The station has been beautifully restored and there is a museum in the keeper's house. Volunteer caretakers live in an apartment at the lighthouse year-round.

Tower Height: 65

Height of Focal Plane: 68

Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower with black lantern.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
1902 two-story keeper's house, 1870 keeper's house.

Date Established: 1855

Date Present Tower Built: 1871

Date Deactivated: 1971

Date Automated: 1962

Optics: 1870: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now at Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Current Use: Museum.

Open To Public? Yes.

The keeper's house now contains exhibits showing what lighthouse life was like. You can also climb the spiral staircase to the top of the tower, and there is a boardwalk/trail that leads to the lake. The museum, lighthouse and gift shop are open during the summer from Memorial Day through October 15. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Follow M-221 to Lake Superior in Brimley, then turn left at 6 Mile Road. Continue as the road becomes Lakeshore Drive and follow to the lighthouse, where there is plenty of parking. The lighthouse can also be seen from tours offered by Mackinac Seaplane Tours -- see or call 906-632-9746. It is also accessible via a tour offered by the Mackinaw Trolley Company; see or email or call 231-436-7812 (Toll Free: 877-858-0357).

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: George Burzlaff (?)


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