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TAWAS POINT (OTTAWA POINT) LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: SAGINAW BAY / LAKE HURON
Nearest City: TAWAS CITY
County: IOSCO
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1853


Tawas Point (Ottawa Point) Light
HAER photo by Charles Hyde, 1979
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1876
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/GREY & RED TRIM
  • Shape: CONICAL ATT TO KEEPERS BY PASSAGEWY
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 67
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 70
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? UNKNOWN
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type:
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1876
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: RED BRICK
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: STATE OF MICHIGAN W/U.S. COAST GUARD ACCESS TO OPTIC

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84001453
Name of Listing: TAWAS POINT LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD / GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1971

Miscellaneous:
IMPORTANT TO DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ON LAKE HURON



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