After a month with the lighthouses of Crete, it's back to the States and the lakes, specifically the Great Lakes. This week's lighthouse is Granite Island, in Michigan, and on Lake Superior. It's very picturesque, and it isn't an actual working lighthouse any longer, but it does have it's own Web site, which is absolutely loaded with information. It's privately owned, and can apparently be used for events.
Granite Island is located about 11 miles north of Marquette, and the island is about five mile offshore.
According to the Lighthouse Directory, there is a working (1995) lighthouse structure, with this description: "1995 (station established 1869). Active; focal plane focal plane 96 ft (29 m); white flash every 6 s. Approx. 50 ft (15 m) square cylindrical steel skeletal tower."
But the interest (and the pictures) is about the historical lighthouse, established in 1869.
"1869. Inactive since 1939. 40 ft (12 m) square cylindrical granite tower with lantern and gallery attached church-style to 2-story granite keeper's quarters."
The Web site above has panoramas and pictures, but not great pictures. I've got a few below, including a historic black-and-white one. The Web site has aerial shots. The bottom picture looks even better bigger, so click it and see.