Crisp Point Lighthouse
Paradise, MI. Lake Michigan

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CRISP POINT LIGHTHOUSE

State: MICHIGAN
Location: 13 MILES W. OF WHITEFISH POINT/LAKE SUPERIOR
Nearest City: PARADISE
County: LUCE
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1904

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1904
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1947
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: POURED CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL ATTACHED TO ENTRANCE ROOM
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 58
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1904
  • Present Optic: NONE
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 58
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO; DESTOYED BY 1963 STORM

  • Year Constructed: 1904
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHONE

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO; DEMOLISHED

  • Year Constructed: 1904
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: BRICK

Other Structures: ALL DEMOLISHED; ORIG. WHITE FRAME BOAT HOUSE, BARN, BRICK OIL HOUSE, 2 OUTBUILDINGS

Current Use: HISTORIC SITE (UNDER STABILIZATION)

Owner/Manager: LUCE COUNTY/CRISP POINT LIGHTHOUSE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

Non-NPS Web Site: Link

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

ALL BLDGS EXCEPT TOWER AND ONE WALL OF ENTRANCE ROOM DESTROYED BY EROSION; 1000 CUBIC YARDS OF STONE PLACED IN FRONT OF TOWER IN WINTER 1997/98, PLANS FOR FURTHER PROTECTION/STABILIZATION AS FUNDS BECOME AVAILABLE

 
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Revised: 08/24/03.