Au Sable Point MI 1999 Joyce Dixon.jpg (7.59 MB)
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:
AU SABLE POINT/LAKE SUPERIOR
City / Town:
OWNER & ACCESS
Open to Public:
Light List Data:
Year Tower Established:
Tower Construction Material:
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
107 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
Fog Signal Building?:
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
Year Keeper's Quarters:
Keeper's Quarters Style:
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
STEEL OIL HOUSE (1915), 2ND BRICK KEEPERS (1909), KEROSENE STORAGE SHED (1895), 2 BRICK PRIVIES (1874/1909), WOODEN BOATHOUSE & WOODSHED (1875), BRICK CISTERN, 2-VEHICLE WOOD FRAME GARAGE (1954)
Original Optic Type:
THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
USCG Access to Optics:
Historical Information :
- This light was called Big Sable Light until 1910.
- The National Park Service is in the process of restoring the lighthouse. The tower and red brick building keepers dwelling and matching red brick fog signal building are still standing. The boarded lantern area is an impressive sight.
- The third order fresnel lens is on display at the National Lakeshore’s Nautical and Maritime Museum in Grand Marias.
- Do not confuse with the current Big Sable light in southern Michigan on Lake Michigan.
Jul 20, 2017