Did You Know: Rock of Ages Lighthouse

Lighthouse Commercial Real EstateLighthouse Commercial Real Estate

Every month, Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate features a lighthouse. These lighthouses have guided many a captain safely to port. These magnificent beacons and their operators are an important fabric of American industry and we simply love to share their stories.

Rock of Ages Lighthouse

The Rock of Ages Light, near Isle Royale, Michigan, overlooks Lake Superior. Rock of Ages sits on a small ridge of rock that juts up from the floor of Lake Superior.

The 117-foot tower was built in 1908, and a huge second-order Fresnel lens was installed in 1910. At 81.46 inches high, with a focal length of 27.6 inches, the lens weighed 3,530 pounds and had a range of 20 nautical miles. The Fresnel lens was replaced with a solar light in 1985 and is now on display at the Windigo Ranger Station at Isle Royale National Park.

The light was tended by keepers for 68 years, and because of the beacon’s remote location, the keepers typically only lived there for the duration of shipping season — from April to December.

For more information, check out the Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society, the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s website or this article that originally appeared in Great Laker magazine.

Learn more about Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate

We are very passionate about lighthouses. and love the analogy for commercial real estate. Captains of industry, even with the most thought out plans and experience, can find themselves in troubled seas. Uncertainty in life can arrive at any occasion. At times, your business needs a clear beacon of hope and direction. Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate will provide you with the direction you need.

Read the Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate story here, and please join our community, Captain.

Navigating Business and Life

About the Author

David Haug is a Madison WI commercial real estate agent. He is passionate about helping clients, customers, and friends succeed in commercial real estate. He is also a raging Badger fan. #OnWisconsin Baby! Connect with David on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidnhaug/

Leave a Reply 0 comments

Leave a Reply: