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STURGEON POINT LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: STURGEON POINT / LAKE HURON
Nearest City: HARRISVILLE
County: ALCONA
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1869


Sturgeon Point Light
Photo by Terry Pepper, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1869
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated:
  • Automated: 1939
  • Foundation Materials: LIMESTONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED TRIM
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 71
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1869
  • Present Optic: THIRD AND HALF ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1889
  • Height of Focal Plane: 69
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: THIRD AND HALF ORDER LENS (ORIGINALLY FROM OSWEGO, NY) STILL INSTALLED
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1869
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: LIMESTONE/BRICK
Other Structures: BRICK PRIVY (1869)

Current Use: MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: MICHIGAN DNR / ALCONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84001370
Name of Listing: STURGEON POINT LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1969

Miscellaneous: TRANSFERRED TO THE MICHIGAN DEPARTYMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION ACT.



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