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WHITE SHOAL LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: NW OF WAUGOSHANCE ISLAND / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: MACKINAW CITY
County: EMMET
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1891


White Shoal Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1910
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1976
  • Foundation Materials: TIMBER CRIB/CONCRETE PIER
  • Construction Materials: TERRA COTTA/STEEL W/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE/ORIG. RED AND WHITE SPIRAL BANDS
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 121
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 190 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 125
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ON DISPLAY AT MUSEUM AT WHITEFISH POINT LIGHTHOUSE, MI
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1891
  • Description: LIGHTSHIP NO. 56
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1910
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: STEEL
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84001391
Name of Listing: WHITE SHOAL LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD / GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
ONE OF FIRST THREE LIGHTSHIP STATIONS IN GREAT LAKES; CONSTRUCTION WAS MAJOR ENGINEERING FEAT BECAUSE OF ISOLATED LOCATION; ONLY RED/WHITE BARBER POLE STRIPED IN U.S.



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