Charity Island Lighthouse
Au Gres, MI. Lake Huron

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Charity Island Lighthouse

CHARITY ISLAND LIGHT
 

Location: BIG CHARITY ISLAND/SAGINAW BAY ENTRANCE/LAKE HURON
Nearest City: STANDISH
County: HURON
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1857

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1857
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1939
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height:
  • Original Optic: KEROSENE LAMP
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: ACETYLENE LAMP
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? UNKNOWN

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (SEVERELY DECAYING)

  • Year Constructed: 1858
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: WOOD

Other Structures:

Current Use: ABANDONED

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

TOWER ATTACHED TO DWELLING BY WALKWAY; DISCONTINUED IN 1939 WITH NEW LIGHT AT GRAVELLY SHOAL; KEEPERS IN RUINS

The keepers dwelling has completely collapsed on this lighthouse at the present time. Efforts are being made by local groups to try and preserve the tower while a private individual who owns the house will try and restore it.

Copyright 2001-2003 Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy. All rights reserved.
Revised: 08/14/03.