Devils Island Light

"Devils Island, Wisconsin"


Built: 1901
Automated: 1978

"This light was the last lighthouse to be placed in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior. First built as a temporary wood skeleton tower in 1891, it was replaced by this current 71 foot steel cylindrical tower in 1901. This light station consisted of two large houses - one for the keeper and another for his assistant. There was also a fog signal building and various other outbuildings. The station was so well run and comfortable that it attracted a visit from President and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge in August of 1928. This light was the last of the Apostle Islands lights to be automated."



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