Photographer: Keith W. Churill

Photographer: Keith W. Churill

Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor, Michigan

Built :  ( 1849 ) 1866 

Construction :  Square/Integral

Status : Inactive, Public Access, State Park Museum

Location : East Point of Copper Harbor

Height : 62 feet

Access : Tour Boat from the Municipal Marina. These boats are chartered by the State Park. Marina is located just of M-26 on the West side of the Harbor, turn off on Brockway Mt. Dr.

Photographer: Keith W. Churill

History :  The Light was constructed to help guide ships traversing Lake Superior around the Keweenaw Peninsula and into Copper Harbor. The lighthouse originally constructed in 1849 was located near the site of the new steel tower aid to navigation. The current lighthouse was taken out of commission in 1927 and replaced with the new steel tower which uses the same lantern.

 

Photographer: Keith W. Churill  (September 2005)

Photographer: Keith W. Churill  (September 2005)

Photographer: Keith W. Churill  (November 2006)

Photographer: Keith W. Churill  (November 2006)

 

Photo courtesy of: U.S. Coast Guard

Photographer: Keith W. Churill

A man by the name of Douglas Houghton was the first to find the rich copper veins of this area and started the first copper mine in the Keweenaw Peninsula. The above photograph clearly shows the rich green color of the copper seen through the cold Lake Superior waters.

 


 

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