Built in 1853, the Marquette Harbor Light was one of the earliest lights built on Lake Superior prior to the Soo Locks which opened in 1855. It was equipped with a 6th Order Fresnel Lens. The first light was replaced in 1870 by a yellow brick building with a square tower centered in the lake-facing gable end. In 1910, the light was converted to a duplex by increasing the height to a full second store. it was painted red in 1911. The light received its last coat of paint after a 2013 fund-raiser “Paint the Lighthouse Red” by the Marquette Maritime Museum which lovingly cares for the light and gives tours. For more current information go to: www.Marquettemaritimemuseum.com For my prints and cards go to www.michiganlighthouseart.com
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Michigan Artist, Anita Saviko, Her goal is to research the histories and paint all Michigan lighthouses/range lights past and present, a total of spprox. 150 lights.