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SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: LELAND
County: LEELANAU
Year Station Established: 1839


South Manitou Island Light
NPS photo by James Delgado, ca. 1989
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Existing Historic Tower Constructed: 1872
  • Year Light First Lit: 1885
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1967
  • Automated: 1935
  • Foundation Materials: SCREW PILING W/PLATFORM
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE DWELLING/RED PILES
  • Shape: HEXAGONAL W/OUT LANTERN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 54
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1885
  • Present Optic: 155 MM (HAZARD WARNING)
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 54
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: USCG LOANED LENS TO FORT MORGAN MUSEUM FOR DISPLAY IN 1996
Existing Fog Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1875
  • Fog Signal Type: WHISTLE / ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1858
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK
Other Structures: MAGAZINE, WHISTLE SHED, TOWER ATTACHED TO DWELLING W/COVERED PASSAGEWAY

Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Current Use: NATIONAL PARK EXHIBIT

Open to the Public? YES; GUIDED TOUR OF TOWER / SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
  • Access: FERRY FROM LELAND
  • Public Phone: 616-326-5134
National Register Status: LISTED
Name of Listing: SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE COMPLEX & LIFESAVING STATION HISTORICAL DISTRICT

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES MI-336 & 337

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