White River Lighthouse
Montague, MI. Lake Michigan

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WHITE RIVER LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: WHITE LAKE CHANNEL/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: FRUITLAND
County: MUSKEGON
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1875

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1875
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1960
  • Automated: 1945
  • Foundation Materials: LIMESTONE
  • Construction Materials: LIMESTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 38
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1875
  • Present Optic: REMOVED TO MUSEUM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL LENS ON DISPLAY IN MUSEUM IN KEEPERS
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

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

Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (CIRCA 1875), GARAGE, WORKSHOP/STORAGE BUILDING

Current Use: MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: FRUITLAND TOWNSHIP/GREAT LAKES MARINE MUSEUM

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

Web Site: LINK

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING Reference #80004834
Name of Listing: HISTORIC ENGINEERING & INDUSTRIAL SITES IN MICHIGAN TR
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

LIFESAVING STATION ESTABLISHED ACROSS THE CHANNEL FROM LIGHT IN 1875

 
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Revised: 08/23/03.