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Name: Outer Island Light  

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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

The light station is maintained by the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore; the Coast Guard still maintains the active optic.

Tower Height: 90

Height of Focal Plane: 129

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower with cast iron lantern. Tower is attached to keeper's house by a covered passageway.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1874 two story wood frame keeper's house, 1875 fog signal building, oil house, outhouse, boathouse.

Date Established: 1874

Date Present Tower Built: 1874

Date Automated: 1961

Optics: 1874: Third order Fresnel lens; 1992: 190 mm, solar powered.

Fog Signal: Steam fog whistle; 1925: diaphone horn.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

The Apostle Islands Cruise Service offers special lighthouse cruises, passing at least four of the area's lighthouses. The cruises depart the Bayfield City Dock at 5:30 pm and return at 10:45 pm. The cruise is offered on several days in June and July; call (800) 323-7619 or (715) 779-3925, or email for more information. In addition, the Fifth Annual Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration will be held September 6-27, 2000. The celebration includes special lighthouse cruises and lighthouse tours, featuring all seven historic lighthouses of the Apostle Islands. For information call (800) 779-4487.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Otto Olson (1905-1914), Frank H. Mersy, Sr. (First Assistant, 1913-1916)

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