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ST. JAMES (BEAVER HARBOR) LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: WESTERN APPROACH MACKINAC STRAITS / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: ST. JAMES
County: CHARLEVOIX
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1852
St. James (Beaver Harbor) Light
HABS/HAER photo by Charles Hyde, 1979
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1870
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1927
  • Foundation Materials:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE (ORIG. YELLOW)
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 41
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1870
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 38
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DISMANTLED WWII)

Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: ST. JAMES TOWNSHIP

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous: TRANSFERRED TO ST. JAMES TOWNSHIP IN 2005 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION ACT.



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