POINT BETSIE

Year Established:
1858
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:
NEAR CRYSTAL LAKE ON LAKE MICHIGAN
Latitude:
44° 41'33"
Longitude:
86° 15'18"
City / Town:
FRANKFORT
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
BENZIE
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
No
Light List Data:
  1. POINT BETSIE
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1858
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
CONCRETE
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
53 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
34 FT
Tower Shape:
CYLINDRICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
CORRUGATED STEEL
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1858
Keeper's Quarters Style:
HIP ROOF
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK
Other Structures:
OIL HOUSE, 2 STORAGE BUILDINGS

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1858
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

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