South Fox Island Lighthouses
Traverse City, MI. Lake Michigan

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SOUTH FOX ISLAND LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: APPROACH TO STRAITS OF MACKINAC/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: TRAVERSE CITY
County: LEELANAU
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1868

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1868
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1934
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED TRIM
  • Shape: SQUARE - BADLY DETERIORATING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 30
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  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES

  • Year Tower Constructed: 1934
  • Type: STEEL SKELETAL
  • Tower Height: 60

Existing Sound Signal Building? UNKNOWN

Existing Keepers Quarters? UNKNOWN

  • Year Constructed: 1868
  • Number of Stories:
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  • Construction Materials: BRICK

Other Structures:

Current Use: ABANDONED

Owner/Manager: MICHIGAN DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
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On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

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Revised: 08/23/03.