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SPECTACLE REEF LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: STRAITS OF MACKINAC / LAKE HURON
Nearest City: BOIS BLANC ISLAND
County: CHEBOYGAN
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1870


Spectacle Reef Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1874
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1972
  • Foundation Materials: CRIB
  • Construction Materials: LIMESTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/RED TRIM
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 93
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1874
  • Present Optic: SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 86
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS ON DISPLAY AT THE GREAT LAKES HISTORICAL
  • SOCIETY MUSEUM IN VERMILLION, OH
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: AIR DIAPHONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1874
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: STONE
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, STORAGE BUILDING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE BY USCG, SHPO CONCURRENCE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
EARLY EXAMPLE OF EXPOSED CRIB



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