Area Attractions

Apostle Island Lighthouses


Sand Island Lighthouse

New Michigan Island Light Tower

Raspberry Island Lighthouse

Manitou Island Fish Camp

Area Attraction- Sand Island Lighthouse

 Area Attraction- New Michigan Island Light Tower Area Attraction- Raspberry Island Lighthouse Manitou Island Fish Camp
  • Built in 1881
  • Automated 1921
  • Light moved to steel tower c.1933
  • Light moved back to lighthouse 1985
  • Still in service, guided tours available
  • Built in Pennsylvania in 1880
  • Dismantled 1918
  • Re-erected on Michigan Island 1929
  • Automated 1943
  • Still in service, guided tours available
  • Built in 1862
  • Placed in service 1863
  • Enlarged 1906
  • Automated 1947
  • Light moved outside building 1957
  • Guided tours available
  • Shuttle boat schedule
  • Built in 1890’s
  • Used as a camp for fisherman and a weekend retreat until the 1930’s

Outer Island Lighthouse

Devils Island Light Tower

Old Michigan Island Lighthouse

La Point Lighthouse, Long Island

Area Attractions- Outer Island Lighthouse Area Attractions- Devils Island Light Tower Area Attractions- Old Michigan Island Lighthouse Area Attractions- La Point Lighthouse
  • Built in 1874
  • Automated 1961
  • Temporarily closed to public access due to construction activity
  • Temporary tower built in 1891
  • Permanent tower built in 1898
  • Permanent tower placed in service 1901
  • External braces added 1914
  • Automated 1978
  • Lens removed 1989
  • Lens replaced 1992
  • Still in service
  • Built in 1856
  • Place in service 1857
  • Abandoned 1858
  • Re-lit 1969
  • Retired 1929
  • Guided tours available
  • New museum exhibits open
  • Built in 1897
  • Automated 1964
  • Still in service, not open to public


Apostle Island Sea Caves

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Centuries of wave action, freezing, and thawing have sculpted shorelines throughout Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Some of the Great Lakes’ most spectacular scenery occurs where these forces interact with sandstone of the Devils Island Formation to create extensive sea caves. Nature has carved delicate arches, vaulted chambers, and honeycombed passageways into cliffs on the north shore of Devils Island, Swallow Point on Sand Island, and along the mainland near the Lakeshore’s western boundary. People come to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the summer and winter to visit the sea caves and witness Lake Superior’s ever-changing handiwork.   In the summer, the sea caves are best seen by boat. Apostle Islands Cruises offers daily trips past the Devils Island sea caves from late May through the middle of October.


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