POVERTY ISLAND

Year Established:
1874
Existing:
Yes
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2003
Photo Credit:
Mike and Carol McKinney
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
POVERTY ISLAND/LAKE MICHIGAN
Latitude:
45° 31.3'
Longitude:
86° 40'
City / Town:
FAIRPORT
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
DELTA
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

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

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
C.1990
Year Tower Established:
1874
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
80
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
70
Tower Shape:
CONICAL W/OUT LANTERN
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1885
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
WOOD & SHEET IRON
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1875
Keeper's Quarters Style:
NONE
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
WOOD FRAME/BRICK
Other Structures:
ASSISTANT KEEPERS QUARTERS (1921); OIL HOUSE (1894); FOG SIGNAL BUILDING & BOATHOUSE FOUNDATION (1885-1940); SHED ADDITION ON MAIN HOUSE (1921)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Current Optic:
NONE
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER
Year Original Lens Installed:
1874
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

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