Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entry Light
By Dave Wobser

The Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entry (Portage River Entry) was an important point during the copper boom in the Keweenaw Peninsula. The waterway connects Lake Superior to the twin cities of Hancock and Houghton. Coal and other supplies were brought in via this entry and copper ore was taken out.

Several sets of range lights had marked the entry when the Portage River (Jacobsville) Light was active.

The present light dates from 1920 and is 31 feet tall. It is located at the end of a long breakwater pier.

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Photograph by Dave Wobser

Location: At the entry from Keweenaw Bay into the Portage River and Keweenaw Waterway, near Hancock-Houghton, Michigan
Date Built: 1920
Active: Yes

Open to
public:

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