This old lighthouse built in 1866 stands on a small point on Copper Harbor. The light was automated in 1919 and then replaced by the steel tower next to it in 1933. The tower remains an active aid to navigation today but the old lighthouse sits empty and is part of the Fort Wilkins State Park. When you look on a map it seems like you can drive out to the lighthouse but unfortunately, the point it sits on is landlocked by private property. In years past the state park had a contract with a company to ferry tourists to the lighthouse. On my last visit, the park was still looking for someone to operate a ferry. I hope they will find a way to allow visitors to tour the old lighthouse. For now, you can see the lighthouse from Astor Shipwreck Park along the shoreline near the state park.
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