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Exploring the Apostle Islands – Lighthouses

Interested in visiting the lighthouses within the Apostle Islands? Check out which islands have lighthouses you can visit or see from the grounds.  Use this to help guide your trip within the islands.

Michigan Island:

-Old Michigan Island Lighthouse: Built in 1856, retired in 1929, guided tours available

-New Michigan Island Lighthouse: Built in Pennsylvania 1880, re-erected on Michigan Island in 1929, automated in 1943, still in service with guided tours available

Long island:

-Old LaPointe Lighthouse: Built in 1858, retired in 1897 (foundation ruins still visible)

-New LaPointe Lighthouse: Built in 1897, automated in 1964, still in service, not open to the public

-Chequamegon Point Light Tower, Long Island: Built in 1897, retired and moved in 1987, preserved, not open to the public

Raspberry Island: 

-Raspberry Island Lighthouse: Built in 1862, automated in 1947, guided tours available

Outer Island:

-Outer Island Lighthouse: Built in 1874, automated in 1961, temporarily closed to public access due to construction

Sand Island: 

-Sand Island Lighthouse: Built in 1881, automated in 1921, still in service, guided tours available

Devils Island:

-Devils Island Light Tower: Built in 1898, still in service

Our favorite lighthouse is definitely Sand Island, we love the historic architecture and the hike to get to this beautiful site.

Get more info about the park by visiting their website Apostles Islands National Lakeshore – Lighthouses


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