TAWAS POINT (OTTAWA POINT)

Year Established:
1853
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1901
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2009
Photo Credit:
Chad Kaiser
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
SAGINAW BAY/LAKE HURON
Latitude:
44° 15'14"
Longitude:
83° 27'26"
City / Town:
TAWAS CITY
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
IOSCO
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. TAWAS POINT (OTTAWA POINT)
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1876
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
70.5 FT ABOVE WATER
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
61.5 FT
Tower Shape:
CONICAL ATT TO KEEPERS BY PASSAGEWY
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1876
Keeper's Quarters Style:
ATTACHED TO TOWER
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
RED BRICK

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

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