La Pointe Light is a lighthouse located on Long Island, one of the Apostle Islands, in Lake Superior in Ashland County, Wisconsin, near the city of Bayfield.
Currently owned by the
National Park Service and part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, as reference number 83003366. Listed in the Library of Congress, Historic American Buildings Survey, WI-325 and WI-325-A. One of the oldest skeletal lighthouses on the Great Lakes, it played an important role in transportation on Lake Superior. [4 ]
square wooden tower, constructed in 1858, was located around 3,000 feet (910 m) west of the current light. The previous lens was moved to the [5 ] Chequamegon Point Lighthouse in 1897. It is one of the Apostle Islands Lighthouses.
Getting there [ edit ]
Most of the Apostle Islands light stations may be reached on the Apostle Islands Cruise Service
water taxi or by private boat during the summer. During the Annual Apostle Island Lighthouse Celebration [6 ] ferry tour service is available for all the lighthouses. In the tourist season, volunteer park rangers are on the many of the islands to greet visitors. [7 ] [8 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b (PDF). Light List, Volume VII, Great Lakes Light List. United States Coast Guard.
^ Pepper, Terry. ". Seeing the Light: Lighthouses on the western Great Lakes"
^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
^ Terry Pepper, Seeing the Light, New La Pointe Light Station.
^ Terry Pepper, Seeing the Light, Old La Pointe Light Station.
^ Apostle Islands Cruise Service.
^ Apostle Island Lighthouse Celebration.
^ Wobser, David, La Pointe Light, boatnerd.com Originally in Great Laker Magazine.
Additional reading [ edit ]
Havighurst, Walter (1943)
The Long Ships Passing: The Story of the Great Lakes, Macmillan Publishers.
Jalbert, Andrew J. originally printed in Schooner Lucerne: Lessons from a Great Lakes Shipwreck (July 27, 2007) Sea History magazine, The Wreck of the Schooner Lucerne. Oleszewski, Wes,
Great Lakes Lighthouses, American and Canadian: A Comprehensive Directory/Guide to Great Lakes Lighthouses, (Gwinn, Michigan: Avery Color Studios, Inc., 1998) ISBN 0-932212-98-0.
Pepper, Terry. ". Seeing the Light: Lighthouses on the western Great Lakes" Wright, Larry and Wright, Patricia,
Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia Hardback (Erin: Boston Mills Press, 2006) ISBN 1-55046-399-3.
External links [ edit ]
Aerial photos of La Pointe Light, Marina.com.
Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey Survey number HABS WI-325
Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey Survey number HABS WI-325-A
Lighthouse Friends, La Pointe Light article
National Park Service Maritime History Project, Inventory of Historic Light Stations - Wisconsin, La Pointe Light.
Terry Pepper, Seeing the Light, New La Pointe Light Station.
Terry Pepper, Seeing the Light, Old La Pointe Light Station.
Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of the United States: Northern Wisconsin". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
(PDF). Light List, Volume VII, Great Lakes Light List. United States Coast Guard.
"Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Wisconsin". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
Wobser, David, La Pointe Light, boatnerd.com Originally in Great Laker Magazine.