Sleeping Bear Point Life Saving Station
Glen Haven, MI. Lake Michigan

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Station Sleeping Bear Point, Michigan
Coast Guard Station #261

Location:

On Sleeping Bear Bay, near Glenn Haven , Mich., 7 miles south southeast of South Manitou Light; Lake Michigan

Date of Conveyance

1878

Station Built:

1901

Fate:

Turned over to the GSA in 1955

Station Type:

 

Keepers:

William Walker was appointed keeper on 12 FEB 1902 and transferred to Station Grand Haven on 1 JUN 1910.

Frank Partridge was appointed keeper on 23 MAY 1910 and transferred to Station Charlevoix on 9 MAR 1913.

Charles Robinson was appointed keeper on 21 FEB 1913 and was still serving in 1915.

Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest city: GLEN ARBOR
Owner: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Current use: MARITIME MUSEUM
Hours:
Public Phone: 231-326-5134
Access: PUBLIC ROAD OFF M209 (SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE)

Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest city: GLEN ARBOR

Date station established: 1902
Date current building(s) built: 1902
Builder: U.S. LIFESAVING SERVICE
Design Type: MARQUETTE
Designer: ALBERT B. BIBB

Is station active? NO Date deactived: 1942

Existing Structures: DWELLING (1901) BOATHOUSE #1 (1901), BOATHOUSE #2, FIRE CACHE, SIDEWALKS & DRIVE (1932), MARINE RAILWAY, 1914 STEEL SIGNAL TOWER

Are there existing vessels? YES
Type: BEEBE-MCLELLAN (REPRODUCTION), HIGGINS-GIFFORD (CA. 1880)

Current use: MARITIME MUSEUM
Open to the public? YES
Public Phone: 616-326-5134
Access: PUBLIC ROAD OFF M209 (SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE)

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

National Register status: LISTED as SLEEPING BEAR POINT LIFE SAVING STATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Revised: 01/12/07.