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OLD MACKINAC POINT LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: STRAITS OF MACKINAC PASSAGE / LAKE HURON
Nearest City: MACKINAW CITY
County: CHEBOYGAN
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1890


Old Mackinac Point Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1892
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1957
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1892
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1907
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type:
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1892
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: "CASTLE"
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures:

Current Use: MUSEUM IN STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: MACKINAC ISLAND STATE PARK COMMISSION

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

Web Site: LINK

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #69000068
Name of Listing: MACKINAC POINT LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
LIGHTHOUSE GREW OUT OF A FOGHORN STATION BUILT 1890; DECOMMISSIONED W/CONSTRUCTION OF THE MACKINAC BRIDGE



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