40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society
Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 205
This lighthouse got its name because it it 40 miles south of Mackinac and 40 miles north of Thunder Bay. There is a museum in the keeper's house at the light station.
Tower Height: 52
Height of Focal Plane: 66
Characteristic and Range: Three seconds white alternating with three seconds darkness.
Description of Tower: White, square brick tower attached to keeper's dwelling.
This light is operational
Attached 2 1/2 story brick duplex keeper's house, brick fog signal building, oil house, barn, two privies.
Date Established: 1897
Date Present Tower Built: 1897
Date Automated: 1969
Optics: 1935: Fourth order Fresnel lens, still in use.
Fog Signal: Originally diaphone horn.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation
Open To Public? Yes, in season.
This lighthouse is in Presque Isle County's Lighthouse Park. Follow US Route 23 north from Rogers City for about six miles to the park.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: Xavier Rains (1897-1911), John E. Smith (1911-1929), Paul Klebba (1929-1936), Clarence Tupper (1936-1943).