Round Island Lighthouse
Mackinaw Island, MI. Lake Huron

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Round Island Lighthouse

ROUND ISLAND LIGHT

Location: STRAITS OF MACKINAC
Nearest City: CITY OF MACK. ISLAND
County: MACKINAC
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1895

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1895
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1947-1996
  • Automated: 1924
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: RED W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 53
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1895
  • Present Optic: 300 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1996
  • 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: 1895
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: WOOD

Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE (1895), BRICK OUTHOUSE (1895)

Current Use: NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE IN NATIONAL FOREST

Owner/Manager: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE, HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #74000994
Name of Listing: ROUND ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1971

Miscellaneous:

Current photographs - not available yet, 2002

 

Copyright 2001 Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy. All rights reserved.
Revised: 01/12/07.