Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse
Bois Blanc, MI. Lake Huron

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BOIS BLANC ISLAND LIGHT (OLD)

Location: STRAITS OF MACKINAC/LAKE HURON
Nearest City: MACKINAC ISLAND
County: CHEBOYGAN
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1829

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1867
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1924
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials:
  • Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/WHITE LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 38
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1867
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 53
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: UNKNOWN

Previous Tower(s):
1. Construction Date: 1829
Description: 65-FOOT MASONRY TOWER WITH 13 LAMPS AND REREFLECTORS, SEPARATE FROM DWELLING
Fate/Disposition: TOWER FELL DOWN DURING DEC. 9, 1837 STORM
2. Construction Date: 1839
Description: 30-FOOT MASONRY TOWER WITH 9 LAMPS AND 14-INCH
REFLECTORS (FOURTH ORDER LENS INSTALLED 1857)
Fate/Disposition: DEMOLISHED

Modern Tower? YES

  • Year Tower Constructed: 1941
  • Type:
  • Tower Height: 17
  • Height of Focal Plane: 32
  • Current Optic: SOLAR POWERED Year Installed:

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: NONE

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1867
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK

Other Structures: BRICK OIL SHED, BRICK OUTHOUSE, CEMENT BOATHOUSE ON SOUTH SIDE OF ISLAND

Current Use: PRIVATELY OWNED

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: NONE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1974

Miscellaneous:

 

 

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Revised: 08/14/03.