South Manitou Island Lighthouse
Leland, MI. Lake Michigan

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SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location:
SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City:
LELAND
County:
LEELANAU
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1839

Year Existing Historic Tower Constructed: 1872

  • Is the Light Operational? NO; Date Deactivated: 1958
  • Foundation Materials: PILING
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE WITH BLACK TRIM
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 104/Height of Focal Plane: 100
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL (1871)
  • Present Optic: REMOVED

Is there an Existing Fog Signal Building? YES; Year Constructed: 1875

Fog Signal Type: WHISTLE/ORIG. BELL

Is there an Existing Keepers Quarters? YES; Year Constructed: 1858; Number of Stories: 2.5; Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK

Other Structures: MAGAZINE, WHISTLE SHED, TOWER ATTACHED TO DWELLING W/COVERED PASSAGEWAY

Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Current Use:NATIONAL PARK EXHIBIT

Open to the Public? YES; GUIDED TOUR OF TOWER/ SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE

Access: FERRY FROM LELAND
Public Phone: 231-326-5134

National Register Status: LISTED: SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE COMPLEX & LIFESAVING STATION HISTORICAL DISTRICT

Documented by HABS/HAER? YES MI-336 & 337

 
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Revised: 08/23/03.