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Name: West Sister Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Oak Harbor, Ohio, United States

Location: Maumee Bay, Lake Erie.


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Photo: Stan Severi

Managing Organization:
West Sister Island National Wildlife Refuge

Telephone: 419-898-0014

Website: http://midwest.fws.gov/WestSisterIsland/
Email: dan_frisk@fws.gov

Contact Address Information:
14000 W State Route 2
Oak Harbor
Ohio, 43449, United States

Notes:
The Coast Guard still maintains this active aid to navigation, which lies inside the West Sister Island National Wildlife Refuge. At one time the island was used by the Army for target practice. The keeper's house was demolished in the 1940s.

Tower Height: 55

Height of Focal Plane: 57

Description of Tower: White, conical stone tower with lantern removed.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1821

Date Present Tower Built: 1868

Date Automated: 1937

Optics: 18??: Fourth order Fresnel lens; now 300 mm, solar powered.

Fog Signal: Originally fog bell.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? no

Directions:
Accessible by boat only.

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