NORTH MANITOU SHOAL

Year Established:
1935
Existing:
Yes
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2014
Photo Credit:
Tobi Graham
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
OFF NORTH & SOUTH MANITOU ISLANDS/LAKE MICHIGAN
Latitude:
45° 1.2'
Longitude:
85° 57.4'
City / Town:
GLEN ARBOR
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
LEELANAU
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

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

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1935
Tower Construction Material:
STEEL
Tower Foundation:
CONCRETE & STEEL CRIB
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
79
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
63
Tower Shape:
SQUARE ON SQUARE HOUSE
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Keeper's Quarters Style:
INTEGRAL TO TOWER
Other Structures:
BOAT ROOM OCCUPIED ONE SIDE OF FIRST LEVEL OF BUILDING; RADIO BEACON IS ATTACHED TO ROOF OF LANTERN; BEDROOMS AND COMMON ROOMS ON SECOND FLOOR OF BUILDING

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
VRB-25
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER
Year Original Lens Installed:
1935
Private Aid:
No
Year Automated:
1980
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

Comments:

Historical Information:

  • This lighthouse is similar in structure to Detour Reef lighthouse.

  • 1935: Crib light built. The 4th order lens was relocated from the North Manitou Island lighthouse.

  • 1980: Lighthouse automated.


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