National Park Service
Return to Maritime home page
Inventory of Historic Light Stations
Michigan Lighthouses
Back to Inventory - Home Page
Back to Inventory - List of Michigan Lighthouses
SAND POINT (ESCANABA) LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: WEST SHORE LITTLE BAY DE NOC / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: ESCANABA
County: DELTA
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1867


Sand Point (Escanaba) Light
Photo courtesy Delta County Historical Society
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1867
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1939
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE W/OCTAGONAL LANTERN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 41
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1868
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1989
  • Height of Focal Plane: 44
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1867
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures:

Current Use: MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #97001474
Name of Listing: SAND POINY LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1989

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED BY OFFSHORE CRIB 1939; LANTERN REMOVED 1939; USED FOR COAST GUARD HOUSING UNTIL 1985; LANTERN REPLACED AND LENS RELIT IN 1989



Return to Maritime home page



Last Modified: Tue, Apr 30 2002 2:12:02 pm EDT
JMP



Privacy & Disclaimer

Parknet logo