BOIS BLANC ISLAND

Year Established:
1829
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1901
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2007
Photo Credit:
Chad Kaiser
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
STRAITS OF MACKINAC/LAKE HURON
Latitude:
45° 48'38"
Longitude:
84° 25'14"
City / Town:
MACKINAC ISLAND
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
CHEBOYGAN
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
No
Light List Data:
  1. BOIS BLANC ISLAND
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1924
Year Tower Established:
1867
Tower Construction Material:
YELLOW BRICK
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
53 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
38 FT
Tower Shape:
SQUARE
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1867
Keeper's Quarters Style:
ATTACHED TO TOWER
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
YELLOW BRICK
Other Structures:
BRICK OIL SHED, BRICK OUTHOUSE, CEMENT BOATHOUSE ON SOUTH SIDE OF ISLAND

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Current Optic:
REMOVED
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1867
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

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