Point Aux Barques Lighthouse
Port Austin, MI. Lake Huron

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POINTE AUX BARQUES LIGHT

Location: POINTE AUX BARQUES REEF/LAKE HURON
Nearest City: PORT HOPE
County: HURON
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1848

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1857
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1958
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK & RED TRIM
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 89
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: DCB 224
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 93
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS DISPLAYED AT GRICE MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s):
1. Construction Date:
Description:
Fate/Disposition:

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1908
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK

Other Structures: RED IRON OIL HOUSE, GARAGE, RED BRICK ASST. KEEPERS DWELLING (1933)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM IN KEEPERS

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER)/HURON COUNTY (DWELLING)

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

Web Site: LINK

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #73000949
Name of Listing: POINTE AUX BARQUES LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1972

Miscellaneous:

HOUSES MUSEUM FOR THE THUMB AREA BOTTOM PRESERVE; DIVERS MAY VIEW WRECKS

 
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Revised: 08/14/03.