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MUNISING RANGE LIGHTS

State: MICHIGAN
Location: MUNISING BAY EAST CHANNEL / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: MUNISING
County: ALGER
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1908


Munising Range Front Light
Front and Rear Ranges; NPS photos by Gregg Bruff, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Range Rear LightExisting Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1908
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON & BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE (FRONT RANGE)
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 58
  • Original Optic: ADAM & WESTLAKE REFLECTORS
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1908
  • Present Optic: LOCOMOTIVE STYLE HEADLAMPS
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 79
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Second Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1908
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated:
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON & BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE (REAR RANGE)
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 33
  • Original Optic: LOCOMOTIVE HEAD LAMPS
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1908
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 107
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Fresnel Lens Disposition:

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK & FRAME
Other Structures: SQUARE BRICK OIL HOUSE WITH STAMPED TIN ROOF

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK

Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE)

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
Name of Listing: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE BY SHPO
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
TRANSFERRED TO THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IN 2002 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION ACT.



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