BIG SABLE POINT (GRAND POINT Au SABLE)

Year Established:
1867
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1901
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
EAST SHORE OF LAKE MICHIGAN
Latitude:
44° 03'29"
Longitude:
86° 30'53'
City / Town:
LUDINGTON
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
MASON
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. BIG SABLE POINT (GRAND POINT Au SABLE)
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1867
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK ENCASED IN IRON PLATE
Tower Foundation:
WOOD PILINGS
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
106 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
100 FT
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1897
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1867
Keeper's Quarters Style:
ATTACHED TO TOWER
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK
Other Structures:
NONE/ORIG. OIL HOUSE, 2 GARAGES

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
300 MM
Original Optic Type:
THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1867
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

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