Monday, August 29, 2016

Lighthouse of the Week, Aug. 28 -- Sep. 3, 2016: Outer Island Light, Wisconsin

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, on Lake Superior by way of Wisconsin, has several lighthouses.   An outstanding one is Outer Island Lighthouse.  (Click the link for a surprise.)

Here's a lot about the Apostle Islands and the lighthouse itself.

Outer Island Light, by Dave Wobser

"The tower was built with a circular iron stairway leading to a watch room and outside walkway below the lantern. The Third Order lens had six bulls eye panels which produced a flashing white light 130 feet above Lake Superior and 86 feet above ground. The lens was turned by a clockwork mechanism powered by weights."

And below are four pictures this time:

by Dennis O'hara

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