GRAND ISLAND NORTH

Year Established:
1856
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1901
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2005
Photo Credit:
Mike and Carol McKinney
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
GRAND ISLAND/LAKE SUPERIOR
Latitude:
46° 33'40"
Longitude:
86° 40'54"
City / Town:
MUNISING
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
ALGER
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

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

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1961
Year Tower Established:
1867
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
205 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
73 FT
Tower Shape:
SQUARE
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1867
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK
Other Structures:
OIL HOUSE, STORAGE BUILDING, OUTHOUSE, WELL

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1856
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Comments:

Historical Information:

  • 1853: Congress appropriated $5,000 for a lighthouse on Grand Island.

  • 1856: Lighthouse completed.

  • 1865: Inspector recommended replacing the lighthouse.

  • 1866: Congress approved $12,000 for new lighthouse.

  • 1867: New, brick lighthouse built.

  • 1882: Fog signal was requested for this site, but never received Congressional approval.

  • 1927: Lighthouse automated.

  • 1961: Light moved to 25’ steel pole.


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