Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
Harrisville, MI. Lake Huron

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STURGEON POINT LIGHT

Location: STURGEON POINT/LAKE HURON
Nearest City: HARRISVILLE
County: ALCONA
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1869

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1869
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated:
  • Automated: 1939
  • Foundation Materials: LIMESTONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED TRIM
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 71
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1869
  • Present Optic: THIRD AND HALF ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1889
  • Height of Focal Plane: 69
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: THIRD AND HALF ORDER LENS (ORIGINALLY FROM OSWEGO, NY) STILL INSTALLED
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1869
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: LIMESTONE/BRICK

Other Structures: BRICK PRIVY (1869)

Current Use: MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: MICHIGAN DNR LEASE TO ALCONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC Open to the Public? YES (Goto Publicly Accessible Lighthouses for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #84001370
Name of Listing: STURGEON POINT LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT
LAKES TR) On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1969

Miscellaneous:

 
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Revised: 08/14/03.