Au Sable Point

Year Established:
1874
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1901
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
1999
Photo Credit:
Joyce Dixon
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
AU SABLE POINT/LAKE SUPERIOR
Latitude:
46° 40'20"
Longitude:
86° 08'20"
City / Town:
GRAND MARAIS
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
ALGER
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. Au Sable Point
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1874
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
WOOD PILINGS
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
107 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
78 FT
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1897
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
BRICK
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1874
Keeper's Quarters Style:
DUPLEX
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK
Other Structures:
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)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
300 MM
Original Optic Type:
THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1874
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Comments:

Original Name was Big Sable and was changed to Au Sable in 1910. Do not confuse with the current Big Sable light in southern Michigan on Lake Michigan.


Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017