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 do allow visitors on the grounds from 10 AM to 4 PM. Guided tours of the lighthouse are available on Wednesdays and Sundays at 1 PM and 2 PM. The cost is $3.00. The tour starts at the outside of the tower.