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Name: Devils Island Light (WI)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States

Location: Apostle Islands, Lake Superior.

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Managing Organization:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Telephone: 715-779-3398


Contact Address Information:
Route 1, Box 4
Wisconsin, 54814, United States

Tower Height: 71

Height of Focal Plane: 100

Description of Tower: Square pyramidal cast iron tower.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1891 two-story keeper's house, 1896 second keeper's house, two oil houses, boathouse.

Earlier Towers?
1891: Wood tower.

Date Established: 1891

Date Present Tower Built: 1898

Date Automated: 1978

Optics: 1901: Third order Fresnel lens; 1992: Third order Fresnel lens; now 190 mm on lantern gallery.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, attraction in national park.

The lighthouse station is open for guided tours in the summer. Call (715) 779-3398 for information.

Boat trips leave Bayfield daily from late May to mid-October. The Apostle Islands Cruise Service offers a variety of trips, providing views of the islands as well as close looks at lighthouses. Schedules and fare information can be obtained from the visitor center in Bayfield. The Cruise Service also operates a water taxi service between Bayfield and any island for up to six passengers per trip. They also offer special lighthouse cruises. Rates and information can be obtained from the Cruise Service -- call (715) 779-3925 or (800) 323-7619, or email, or see their website at The 5th Annual Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration is held each fall and features three weeks of special lighthouse cruises and lighthouse tours. Call (800) 779-4487 or email for information.

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