St. Joseph Old Main Lighthouse
St. Joseph, MI Lake Michigan

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ST. JOSEPH NORTH PIERHEAD LIGHTS

State: MICHIGAN
Location: ST. JOSEPH RIVER ENTRANCE/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: ST. JOSEPH
County: BERRIEN
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1832

First Historic Tower (OUTER LIGHT):

  • Year Light First Lit: 1906
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated:
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: PIER
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: Cylindrical
  • Relationship to Other Structures: Separate
  • Tower Height: 35
  • Original Optic: Fifth Order, Fresnel
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 31
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Second Historic Tower (INNER LIGHT):

  • Year Light First Lit: 1907
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated:
  • Automated: N/A
  • Foundation Materials: PIER
  • Construction Materials: STEEL
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL ON SQUARE HOUSE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 57
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1907
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Fresnel Lens Disposition:

Previous Tower(s):
1. Construction Date: 1898
Description:
Fate/Disposition:

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1907
  • Construction Materials: STEEL
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO INNER TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHONE

Existing Keepers Quarters? UNKNOWN

Other Structures: CATWALK

Current Use:

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

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

National Register Status: LISTING APPROVED 11/9/2005 Reference # 05001211.
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory: NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

 
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Revised: 03/23/06.