Middle Island Lighthouse
Alpena, MI. Lake Huron

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Middle Island Lighthouse

MIDDLE ISLAND LIGHT

Location: BETWEEN THUNDER BAY ISLAND/PRESQUE ISLE/LAKE HURON
Nearest City: ALPENA
County: ALPENA
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1905

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1905
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK AND STUCCO
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE WITH ORANGE BAND IN MIDDLE
  • Shape: CONICAL ATTACHED TO SERVICE ROOM
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 71
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1997
  • Height of Focal Plane: 78
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: VANDALIZED IN 1960S
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1905
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Fog Signal Type:

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1905
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: BRICK

Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, 2 BRICK PRIVIES, WOODEN WOODSHED/GARAGE (1905), RUINS OF LIFESAVING STATION (1881)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER)/MIDDLE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS ASSOCIATION (REMAINING STRUCTURES)

Open to the Public? YES, BY APPOINTMENT

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
Name of Listing: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE BY USCG, SHPO CONCURRENCE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

UNDER RESTORATION IN 1999

 
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Revised: 08/14/03.