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HURON ISLAND LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: WEST HURON ISLAND / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: SKANEE
County: MARQUETTE
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1868



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1877
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1972
  • Foundation Materials: SURFACE ROCK
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE/BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/WHITE LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 39
  • Original Optic: THREE-ONE-HALF ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1868
  • Present Optic: ELECTRIC OSCILLATOR LIGHT
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1961
  • Height of Focal Plane: 197
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials: RED BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHONE/ORIG. STEAM WHISTLE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1868
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, BOATHOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

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

Web Site: LINK

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #75000955
Name of Listing: HURON ISLANDS LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
TOWER IN NEED OF STABILIZATION (ROOF REPORTEDLY CAVING IN); ORIGINALLY A LIFEBOAT STATION



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