Port Sanilac Lighthouse
Port Sanilac, MI. Lake Huron

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PORT SANILAC LIGHT

Location: POINT SANILAC/LAKE HURON
Nearest City: PORT SANILAC
County: SANILAC
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1886

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1886
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED ROOF
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL HOURGLASS
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 59
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1886
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 69
  • 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: 1886
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK

Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE, WOODEN OUTHOUSE, WOODEN COVERED WELL

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/KEEPERS USED AS PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER)/PRIVATE OWNER (DWELLING)

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #84001842
Name of Listing: PORT SANILAC LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT
LAKES TR) On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

Port Sanilac from an old postcard

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Revised: 08/14/03.