Tawas Point Lighthouse
Tawas, MI. Lake Huron

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TAWAS POINT (OTTAWA POINT) LIGHT

Location: SAGINAW BAY/LAKE HURON
Nearest City: TAWAS CITY
County: IOSCO
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1853

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1876
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/GREY & RED TRIM
  • Shape: CONICAL ATT TO KEEPERS BY PASSAGEWY
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 67
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 70
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

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

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? UNKNOWN

  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type:

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1876
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: RED BRICK

Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: STATE OF MICHIGAN W/U.S. COAST GUARD ACCESS TO OPTIC

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #84001453
Name of Listing: TAWAS POINT LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES
TR) On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1971

Miscellaneous:

IMPORTANT TO DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ON LAKE HURON

 
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Revised: 08/14/03.