Granite Island Light
By Dave Wobser

A lonely light station located 11 miles north of Marquette, Michigan in Lake Superior. The island is nothing more that a granite peak sticking up from an underwater mountain. The island is close to the shipping lanes that were used by early navigator following the shoreline of Lake Superior. Modern navigation has moved the shipping lanes farther out into the lake and away from the island.

The keeper's dwelling and attached square tower are built of cut stone with white limestone decorating the corners and windows.

Several years ago the island was purchased by a private owner and has been restored as a summer home.

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Photographs by Dave Wobser

Location: Lake Superior, some 11 miles north of Marquette, MI.
Date Built: 1868
Active: Yes

Open to
public:

No. Privately owned.

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