Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Mackinaw City, MI. Lake Huron

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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

MACKINAC POINT LIGHT (OLD)

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

Year Station Established: 1890

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1892
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1957
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1892
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1907
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type:

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1892
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: "CASTLE"
  • Construction Materials: BRICK

Other Structures:

Current Use: MUSEUM IN STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: MACKINAC ISLAND STATE PARK COMMISSION

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

Web Site: LINK

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #69000068
Name of Listing: MACKINAC POINT LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

LIGHTHOUSE GREW OUT OF A FOGHORN STATION BUILT 1890; DECOMMISSIONED W/CONSTRUCTION OF THE MACKINAC BRIDGE

 

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Revised: 08/14/03.