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POINT BETSIE LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: NEAR CRYSTAL LAKE ON LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: FRANKFORT
County: BENZIE
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1858


Point Betsie Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1996
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1858
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1984
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE WITH RED ROOF
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 37
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1858
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 52
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL LENS REMOVED 1996; PLANS ARE FOR IT TO BE DISPLAYED AT SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NL
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials: CORRUGATED STEEL
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type:
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1894
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: HIP ROOF
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, 2 STORAGE BUILDINGS

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / COAST GUARD HOUSING

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84001375
Name of Listing: POINT BETSIE LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD / GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1969

Miscellaneous:



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