THUNDER BAY ISLAND

Year Established:
1832
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:
SE END THUNDER BAY ISLAND/LAKE HURON
Latitude:
45° 02'17"
Longitude:
83° 12'05"
City / Town:
ALPENA
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
ALPENA
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

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

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1832
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
56
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
50
Tower Shape:
CONICAL (MODIFIED 1857)
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1892
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
BRICK
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1868
Keeper's Quarters Style:
RECTANGULAR (ATTACHED)
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
YELLOW BRICK
Other Structures:
OIL HOUSE, STORAGE BUILDING, BOATHOUSE, DOCK (WEST SIDE OF ISLAND)

OPTICS

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

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