Minneapolis Shoal Lighthouse
Escanaba, MI. Lake Michigan

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MINNEAPOLIS SHOAL LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: 10 MILES S. OF PENINSULA POINT/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: ESCANABA
County: DELTA
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1935

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1935
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1979
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER ON CONCRETE CRIB
  • Construction Materials: STEEL/REINFORCED CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: CREAM COLORED
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 70
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 82
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHONE

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1935
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: REINFORCED CONCRETE

Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

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:

 
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Revised: 08/24/03.