New Presque Isle Lighthouse
Presque Isle, MI. Lake Huron

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NEW PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE

Location: PRESQUE ISLE PENINSULA/LAKE HURON
Nearest City: PRESQUE ISLE
County: PRESQUE ISLE
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1840

First Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1840
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1871
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: LOWER 2/3 STONE, UPPER BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 38
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1840
  • Present Optic: NONE
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Second Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1871
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1970
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 109
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1870
  • Present Optic: THIRD ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1870
  • Height of Focal Plane: 113
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER LENS IN LANTERN OF 1840 TOWER; THIRD ORDER FRESNEL STILL IN OPERATION IN 1871 TOWER

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO (REMOVED 1950S)

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (REBUILT 1939)

  • Year Constructed: 1840
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: BRICK

Other Structures: 1.5-STORY BRICK KEEPERS QUARTERS ATTACHED TO 1870 TOWER, 1905 KEEPERS, GARAGE, PRIVY

Current Use: MUSEUM/ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN 1871 TOWER

Owner/Manager: PRESQUE ISLE TOWNSHIP W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC IN 1871 TOWER

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #73000957
Name of Listing: OLD PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE/REF #83000890 FOR 1871
TOWER On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

 
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Revised: 08/14/03.