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LITTLE POINT SABLE LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: EAST SHORE OF LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: MEARS
County: OCEANA
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1874


Little Point Sable Light
Photo by Terry Pepper, September 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1874
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1955
  • Foundation Materials: WOOD PILINGS
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: RED BRICK/ORIG. WHITE
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 107
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1874
  • Present Optic: THIRD ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 108
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO, DESTROYED
  • Year Constructed: 1874
  • Number of Stories: 3
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: NO LONGER STANDING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: U.S COAST GUARD (TOWER) / SILVER LAKE STATE PARK (GROUNDS)

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84001827
Name of Listing: LITTLE SABLE POINT LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST
GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR) On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
IMPORTANT ROLE IN GROWTH OF SHIPPING ON LAKE MICHIGAN



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