The Big Bay Point Lighthouse was built in 1896 as a two story brick duplex building with a 60-foot high square tower. The light is located 105 feet above Lake Superior. In October 1896, a fixed Third Order Fresnel lens was placed into service. This lens is now on loan to the Marquette Maritime Museum and is proudly on display in the lens room.
The Big Bay Point Lighthouse is now a successful private Bed and Breakfast. If you cannot stay over night, the owners have often allowed visitors on the grounds and guided tours of the lighthouse are sometimes available. Call ahead to be certain.