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BIG BAY POINT LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: UPPER PENINSULA / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: BIG BAY
County: MARQUETTE
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1896


Big Bay Point
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 2000
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1896
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1961-1990
  • Automated: 1941
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/REINFORCED CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: RED BRICK W/WHITE LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 65
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1896
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1990
  • Height of Focal Plane: 60
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS ON EXHIBIT AT THE SITE
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1896
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: NONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1896
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX (B&B)
  • Construction Materials: RED BRICK
Other Structures: 2 CISTERNS, OIL HOUSE, GARAGE, 2 BRICK OUTHOUSES, DOCK, WELL HOUSE

Current Use: BED & BREAKFAST

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER WITH 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 #88001837
Name of Listing: BIG BAY POINT LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
LIGHT RETURNED TO TOWER 1990; ORIGNALLY A TWO FAMILY STATION; THIRD KEEPER ADDED 1920S



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