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Name: Grand Marais Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Grand Marais, Minnesota, United States

Location: Grand Marais Harbor, Lake Superior.

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Photo: Alan Culley

Managing Organization:
Cook County Historical Society

Telephone: 218-387-9131


Contact Address Information:
Box 1293, 4 Broadway
Grand Marais
Minnesota, United States

This lighthouse is maintained by the Cook County Historical Society; the Coast Guard still maintains the active optic.

Description of Tower: Square, pyramidal steel skeletal tower, upper part enclosed.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1885 keeper's house (museum).

Date Established: 1885

Date Present Tower Built: 1922

Optics: 1885: Fifth order Fresnel lens, still in use.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The keeper's house on shore near this lighthouse is a historical museum managed by the Cook County Historical Society. Hours: May 25 - October 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Noon - 5 p.m. Sunday.

This lighthouse is on a breakwater near the Cook County Historical Museum on US Route 61.


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