Forty Mile Point Lighthouse
Rogers City, MI. Lake Huron

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FORTY MILE POINT LIGHT

Location: LAKE HURON
Nearest City: ROGERS CITY
County: PRESQUE ISLE
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1897

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1897
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1969
  • Foundation Materials: WOOD PILINGS
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 52
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1935
  • Height of Focal Plane: 66
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1897
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHONE (REMOVED)

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1897
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX (ATTACHED)
  • Construction Materials: RED BRICK

Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (1897), 2 PRIVIES (1897), BARN (1896), BATH HOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN COUNTY PARK

Owner/Manager: COUNTY OF PRESQUE ISLE W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? YES (Goto Publicly Accessible Lighthouses for access information)

Web Site: LINK

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #84001830
Name of Listing: FORTY MILE POINT LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR)

On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

CARETAKER IN RESIDENCE; KEEPERS QUARTERS A NAUTICAL MUSEUM OPEN IN 1994

 
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