National Park Service
Return to Maritime home page
Life-Saving Stations
Back to Life-Saving Stations to Visit
NORTH MANITOU ISLAND LIFESAVING STATION

Location: MANITOU PASSAGE / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest city: LELAND

Date station established: 1854 Rebuilt: 1877, 1887 (USLSS), 1915 (USCG)
Date current building(s) built: 1854
Builder: VARIOUS

Is station active? NO
Date deactived: 1939

Existing Structures: HANS HALSETH HOUSE (1890S) & SHED (1910), VOLUNTEER RESCUE STATION (1854), STORM TOWER & FLAG LOCKER (CA. 1905), USLSS LIFEBOAT STATION (1877) & CAPSTAN (1877), USLSS DWELLING (1887), CREW READY ROOM (1895), GENERATOR BLDG (1914-16), SEA WALL (1890S), FLAMMABLE MATERIALS STORAGE (1914-16), ROOT CELLAR (1899), LOOKOUT TOWER ABUTMENTS (1930), SIDEWALKS (1905), FIRE PUMP WELL (CA. 1900), LOMBARDY POPLARS (1900S) - CULTURAL LANDSCAPE FEATURE FOR NAVIGATION

Are there existing vessels? YES, Type: BEEBE-MCLELLAN

Current use: SEASONAL QUARTERS / RANGER STATION
Open to the public? YES - LIMITED TO RANGER STATION
Public Phone: 616-326-5134
Access: FERRY FROM LELAND (SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE)

Owner: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
9922 FRONT STREET
EMPIRE, MI 49630-9797

National Register status: LISTED

NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK




Return to Maritime home page



Last Modified: Fri, Mar 29 2002 10:09:02 am EDT
JMP



Privacy & Disclaimer

Parknet logo