St. James Lighthouse
St. James, MI. Lake Michigan

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St. James Lighthouse

ST. JAMES (BEAVER ISLAND HARBOR) LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: WESTERN APPROACH MACKINAC STRAITS/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: ST. JAMES
County: CHARLEVOIX
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1852

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1870
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1927
  • Foundation Materials:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE (ORIG. YELLOW)
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 41
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1870
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 38
  • 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

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DISMANTLED WWII)

Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO TOWN OF ST. JAMES

Open to the Public? NO

Non-NPS Web Site:

National Register Status: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

An old postcard view of the lighthouse

Copyright 2001-2003 Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy. All rights reserved.
Revised: 08/23/03.