Old Mission Point Lighthouse
Traverse City, MI. Lake Michigan

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MISSION POINT LIGHT (OLD)

State: MICHIGAN
Location: PENINSULA IN GRAND TRAVERSE BAY
Nearest City: TRAVERSE CITY
County: GRAND TRAVERSE
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1870

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1870
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1933
  • Automated: N/A
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK TRIM
  • Shape: SQUARE TOWER ON DWELLING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 30
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1870
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1870
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: WOOD

Other Structures: BRICK PUMP HOUSE, BRICK STORAGE SHED, LOG HOME (1856), WOOD FRAME GARAGE

Current Use: PRIVATE RESIDENCE FOR PARKS CARETAKER IN TOWN PARK

Owner/Manager: PENINSULA TOWNSHIP PARK BOARD

Open to the Public? YES

Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING Reference #80004798
Name of Listing: HISTORIC ENGINEERING & INDUSTRIAL SITES IN MICHIGAN TR
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1992

Miscellaneous:

 
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Revised: 08/23/03.