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BOIS BLANC ISLAND LIGHT (OLD)

State: MICHIGAN
Location: STRAITS OF MACKINAC / LAKE HURON
Nearest City: MACKINAC ISLAND
County: CHEBOYGAN
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1829



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1867
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1924
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials:
  • Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/WHITE LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 38
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1867
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 53
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: UNKNOWN
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1829
  • Description: 65-FOOT MASONRY TOWER WITH 13 LAMPS AND REREFLECTORS, SEPARATE FROM DWELLING
  • Fate/Disposition: TOWER FELL DOWN DURING DEC. 9, 1837 STORM
  • 2. Construction Date: 1839
  • Description: 30-FOOT MASONRY TOWER WITH 9 LAMPS AND 14-INCH REFLECTORS (FOURTH ORDER LENS INSTALLED 1857)
  • Fate/Disposition: DEMOLISHED
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1941
  • Type:
  • Tower Height: 17
  • Height of Focal Plane: 32
  • Current Optic: SOLAR POWERED Year Installed:
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: NONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1867
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK
Other Structures: BRICK OIL SHED, BRICK OUTHOUSE, CEMENT BOATHOUSE ON SOUTH SIDE OF ISLAND

Current Use: PRIVATELY OWNED

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: NONE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1974

Miscellaneous:



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