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AU SABLE LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: GRAND MARAIS
County: ALGER
Year Station Established: 1874


Au Sable Light
Photos courtesy Chris Case
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Existing Historic Tower Constructed: 1874
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Year Automated: 1958
  • Foundation Materials: WOOD PILINGS
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE WITH BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 87/Height of Focal Plane: 107
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL (1874)
  • Present Optic: 300 MM, SOLAR POWERED (1958)
  • Lens Dispostion: THIRD ORDER LENS ON DISPLAY IN LANTERN SINCE 1996
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Fog Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1897; Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Fog Signal Type: REMOVED / ORIGINAL: STEAM WHISTLE, AIR HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (CONVERTED TO DUPLEX IN1909)
  • Year Constructed: 1874
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: STEEL OIL HOUSE (1915), 2ND BRICK KEEPERS (1909), KEROSENE STORAGE SHED (1895), 2 BRICK PRIVIES (1874/1909), WOODEN BOATHOUSE AND WOODSHED (1875), BRICK CISTERN, 2 VEHICLE WOOD FRAME GARAGE (1954)

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD / NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK

Open to the Public? YES; GROUNDS OPEN DAILY / GUIDED TOURS DURING SUMMER National Register Status: LISTED
Name of Listing: AU SABLE LIGHT STATION

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES MI-317

Miscellaneous:
CALLED BIG SABLE LIGHT UNTIL 1910; STATION RESTORED TO ITS 1909-1910 APPEARANCE.
1978 HISTORIC STRUCTURE REPORT (Please note that this publication is in PDF format and because of its size might take several minutes to load.)



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