Rouleau Point Range Lighthouse
Hancock, MI. St. Mary's River

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Original station photo as a post lantern type station. (US Coast Guard Photo)

ROULEAU POINT RANGE LIGHTHOUSE

State: MICHIGAN
Location: ST. MARY'S RIVER                                                                                           Nearest City: Hancock, MI.
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Existing Historic Tower: No

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  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: Yes
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  • Present Optic: Modern Aero Beacon
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  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: N/A
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Modern Tower?

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

Other Structures: Oil house, shed, privy moved but still exists.

Current Use: Residential, privately owned.

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Open to the Public? No

Non-NPS Web Site: N/A

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(All photos courtesy of Jeff Shook unless otherwise noted)

A close up of the east side of the house.

The original oil house. Although modified slightly on the outside it is still in good shape.

Station photo as a range light station with a new rear range tower (left) and front range light (right). This was probably done when they went from oil to acetylene powered lights. This was after the channel was dredged out and the spoils were placed around the shore to fill in the area. This made room for the range lights to be built. Notice in the right hand photo the fresh dirt around the light. (US Coast Guard Photo)

The station as it sits today. It is privately owned and is in good shape. The modern range tower is now in place. The oil house, and shed are still in place. The privy was removed some time ago but it is at a family members house and may be returned to the station some day to be put back in the original spot where it was removed.

A close up of the house and storage shed to the right.

The house from the road on the east side. Notice the flared out roof on the storage shed.

Another shot from the road of the west side of the house.

The storage shed is in good shape as well and has not been modified.

 

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Revised: 08/24/03.