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Sand Island Light
Bayfield, Wisconsin

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Date Established: 1881
Date Present Tower Built: 1881
Date Automated: 1921
Height of Tower: 40 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 52 ft.


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Open to Public?: Yes

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Active This light was automated in 1921, deactivated in 1933 and reactivated in 1980. The light is open to the public and in care of the National Park Service. On september 12, 1885, Sand Island Lightkeeper Charles Lederlee spotted the wooden steamer PRUSSIA burning and making a dash for the island. Keeper Lederlee took to his rowboat and pulled through the stormy weather to the rescue of the boats crew.

Located on the Apostle Island National Lakeshore.

Submitted by: rdsalz Date posted: Mon Sep 4, 2006 Views: 2206