Huron Island Lighthouse
Skanee, MI. Lake Superior

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HURON ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

State: MICHIGAN
Location: WEST HURON ISLAND/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: SKANEE
County: MARQUETTE
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1868

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1877
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1972
  • Foundation Materials: SURFACE ROCK
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE/BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/WHITE LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 39
  • Original Optic: THREE-ONE-HALF ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1868
  • Present Optic: ELECTRIC OSCILLATOR LIGHT
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1961
  • Height of Focal Plane: 197
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:

Previous Tower(s):
1. Construction Date:
Description:
Fate/Disposition:

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES

  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials: RED BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHONE/ORIG. STEAM WHISTLE

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1868
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE

Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, BOATHOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: FISH &WILDLIFE SERVICE

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

Non-NPS Web Site: LINK

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #75000955
Name of Listing: HURON ISLANDS LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

TOWER IN NEED OF STABILIZATION (ROOF REPORTEDLY CAVING IN); ORIGINALLY A LIFEBOAT STATION

 
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Revised: 08/24/03.