National Park Service
Return to Maritime home page
Inventory of Historic Light Stations
Michigan Lighthouses
Back to Inventory - Home Page
Back to Inventory - List of Michigan Lighthouses
GRAND TRAVERSE LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: GRAND TRAVERSE POINT / LEELANAU PENINSULA / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: NORTHPORT
County: LEELANAU
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1852


Grand Traverse Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1996
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1858
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1972
  • Automated: 1972
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/WOOD/IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: RED W/BLACK TRIM
  • Shape: NINE-SIDED ON ROOF OF DWELLING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 47
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1858
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 50
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL ON DISPLAY IN MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1851
  • Description: SEPARATE ROUND
  • Fate/Disposition: TORN DOWN
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1972
  • Type: SKELETAL
  • Height of Focal Plane: 47
  • Current Optic: DCB 24 Year Installed: 1972
Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1899
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style: FLEMISH REVIVAL
  • Fog Signal Type: ELECTRIC OSCILLATOR (1966), DIAPHONE HORN (1934) STEAM WHISTLE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1858
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: MIDWEST VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: BRICK AND METAL OIL HOUSE

Current Use: MUSEUM IN STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO MICHIGAN DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84001799
Name of Listing: GRAND TRAVERSE LIGHT (U.S. COAST GUARD / GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1991

Miscellaneous:
FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL LENS ON DISPLAY



Return to Maritime home page



Last Modified: Wed, Apr 24 2002 11:50:02 am EDT
JMP



Privacy & Disclaimer

Parknet logo