Sand Point (Escanaba) Lighthouse
Escanaba, MI. Lake Michigan

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SAND POINT (ESCANABA) LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: WEST SHORE LITTLE BAY DE NOC/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: ESCANABA
County: DELTA
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1867

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1867
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1939
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE W/OCTAGONAL LANTERN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 41
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1868
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1989
  • Height of Focal Plane: 44
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

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

Other Structures:

Current Use: MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #97001474
Name of Listing: SAND POINY LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1989

Miscellaneous: REPLACED BY OFFSHORE CRIB 1939; LANTERN REMOVED 1939; USED FOR COAST GUARD HOUSING UNTIL 1985; LANTERN REPLACED AND LENS RELIT IN 1989

 
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Revised: 08/24/03.