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BEAVER HEAD (BEAVER ISLAND) LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: MACKINAC STRAITS APPROACH / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: SOUTH OF ST. JAMES
County: CHARLEVOIX
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1851



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1858
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1962
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: REINFORCED CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: YELLOW
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 46
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1870
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1962
  • Height of Focal Plane: 103
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER LENS IN KEEPERS DWELLING
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
  • 2. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1962
  • Type: RADIOBEACON TOWER
  • Tower Height:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Current Optic: Year Installed:
Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1915
  • Construction Materials: RED BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type:
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1866
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK
Other Structures: FRAME ADDITION ADDED TO KEEPERS TO ACCOMODATE ASST. KEEPERS, OIL HOUSE, GARAGE, STORAGE BUILDING, RADIOBEACON (1962)

Current Use: ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION CLASSES

Owner/Manager: CHARLEVOIX PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Web Site:

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

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #78001495
Name of Listing: BEAVER ISLAND LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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