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SAND HILLS LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: FIVE MILE POINT / EAGLE RIVER / LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: EAGLE RIVER
County: KEEWENAW
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1919


Sand Hills Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 2000
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1919
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1954
  • Automated: 1939
  • Foundation Materials:
  • Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 91
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1919
  • Present Optic: NONE
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 91
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER LENS IN DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM, DETROIT, MICHIGAN
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1919
  • Construction Materials: MASONRY STUCCO
  • Architectural Style: TRADITIONAL
  • Fog Signal Type: AIR DIAPHONE (REMOVED)
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1919
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX (INTEGRAL)
  • Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, GARAGE, BARRACKS BLDG. (1916), CONCRETE BREAKWATER (1917)

Current Use: PRIVATE INN

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #80004838
Name of Listing: HISTORIC ENGINEERING & INDUSTRIAL SITES IN MICHIGAN TR
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED EAGLE RIVER LIGHT WHICH WAS DISCONTINUED 1908; USED AS BARRACKS DURING WWII



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