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ST. HELENA ISLAND LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: STRAITS OF MACKINAC / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: ST. IGNACE
County: MACKINAC
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1873


St. Helena Island Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1873
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1922
  • Foundation Materials: LIMESTONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 71
  • Original Optic: THIRD-ONE-HALF ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1873
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 71
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1873
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: COTTAGE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, PRIVY; DEMOLISHED: ASST KEEPERS & BOATHOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / MARITIME HERITAGE EDUCATION

Owner/Manager: GREAT LAKES LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS ASSOCIATION W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #88000442
Name of Listing: ST. HELENA ISLAND LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
UNDER RESTORATION BY GLLKA



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