SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND

Year Established:
1840
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1901
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2013
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND/LAKE MICHIGAN
Latitude:
45° 00'29"
Longitude:
86° 05'38"
City / Town:
LELAND
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
LEELANAU
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1958
Year Tower Established:
1871
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
PILING
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
104 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
91 FT
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1875
Keeper's Quarters?:
No
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1858
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
YELLOW BRICK
Other Structures:
MAGAZINE, WHISTLE SHED

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Current Optic:
REMOVED
Original Optic Type:
THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1871
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 21, 2017