ST. HELENA ISLAND

Year Established:
1873
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1901
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2008
Photo Credit:
Nancy Camp
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
STRAITS OF MACKINAC/LAKE MICHIGAN
Latitude:
45° 51'20"
Longitude:
84° 51'46"
City / Town:
ST. IGNACE
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
MACKINAC
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

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

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1873
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
LIMESTONE
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
71 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
65 FT
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1873
Keeper's Quarters Style:
COTTAGE
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK
Other Structures:
OIL HOUSE, PRIVY; DEMOLISHED: ASST KEEPERS & BOATHOUSE

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
250 MM
Original Optic Type:
THIRD-ONE-HALF ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1873
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

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