Skillagalee Lighthouse
Cross Village, MI. Lake Michigan

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SKILLAGALEE (ILE AUX GALETS) LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: SW OF WAUGOSHANCE ISLAND/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: CROSS VILLAGE
County: EMMET
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1850

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1888
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 58
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 58
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

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

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO (DEMOLISHED 1969)

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DEMOLISHED 1969)

Other Structures: NONE--ALL BUT TOWER RAZED

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #84001389
Name of Listing: SKILLAGALEE LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

 
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Revised: 08/23/03.