BEAVER HEAD (BEAVER ISLAND)

Year Established:
1851
Existing:
Yes
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2007
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
MACKINAC STRAITS APPROACH/LAKE MICHIGAN
Latitude:
45° 34'26"
Longitude:
85° 34'27"
City / Town:
SOUTH OF ST. JAMES
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
CHARLEVOIX
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. BEAVER HEAD (BEAVER ISLAND)
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1962
Year Tower Established:
1858
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
REINFORCED CONCRETE
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
103 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
40 FT
Tower Shape:
CYLINDRICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1914
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
RED BRICK
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1866
Keeper's Quarters Style:
VICTORIAN
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
YELLOW BRICK
Other Structures:
FRAME ADDITION ADDED TO KEEPERS TO ACCOMODATE ASST. KEEPERS, OIL HOUSE, GARAGE, STORAGE BUILDING, RADIO BEACON (1962)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Current Optic:
REMOVED
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1870
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

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