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SEUL CHOIX POINTE LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: UPPER PENINSULA / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: GULLIVER
County: SCHOOLCRAFT
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1892


Seul Choix Pointe Light
Photo by Terry Pepper, 2000
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1895
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1972
  • Foundation Materials: ASHLAR STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 78
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1895
  • Present Optic: DCB-24
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1972
  • Height of Focal Plane: 80
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1895
  • Construction Materials: RED BRICK
  • Architectural Style: GABLE
  • Fog Signal Type: FOG HORNS ON DISPLAY IN MUSEUM
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES, MODIFIED WITH 1925 ADDITION
  • Year Constructed: 1892
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: GABLE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: 2 RED BRICK OIL HOUSES, BARN, WORKSHOP, CISTERN IN BASEMENT OF KEEPERS, GARAGE (ORIG. USLS BOATHOUSE), 2ND ASSISTANT KEEPERS (1ST ASSISTANT ADDED TO HEAD KEEPERS 1925), 2 OUTHOUSES, DOCK AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / MUSEUM & PUBLIC PARK

Owner/Manager: STATE OF MICHIGAN / U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TOWER TO GULLIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84001846
Name of Listing: SEUL CHOIX POINTE LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1987

Miscellaneous:
ONLY HARBOR OF REFUGE IN THIS PART OF LAKE MICHIGAN; OPERATED BY GULLIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY THRU MUELLER TOWNSHIP; KEEPERS RESTORED TO 1900-1920S APPEARANCE



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