This large circular cast iron pedestal in the lantern at Manitou Island light station
supported the station's Third Order Fresnel lens until it was removed during the station's
automation. The thin column centered atop this pedestal now supports the 300 mm
solar-powered Vega optic which continues to lead mariners around the tip of the
Keweenaw peninsula

Photograph copyright Jeff Shook of Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy
May 2003. Appears with permission
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