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Name: Mackinac Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States

Location: Straits of Mackinac, Lake Huron.


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Photo: Alan Culley
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Managing Organization:
Mackinac Island State Park Commission

Telephone: 906-847-3328

Website: http://www.mackinacparks.com/parks/old-mackinac-point-lighthouse_11/
Email: mackinacparks@state.mi.us

Notes:
This lighthouse was discontinued when the Mackinac Bridge was built very close by. It was opened to the public in June 2004. Restoration is ongoing.

Tower Height: 40

Description of Tower: Cylindrical brick tower with white and red lantern.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
1892 two-story brick keeper's house, 1907 brick fog signal building.

Date Established: 1892

Date Present Tower Built: 1892

Date Deactivated: 1957

Optics: 1892: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Museum.

Open To Public? Grounds and museum only.

Museum?
The lighthouse is open to the public from mid-May to Columbus Day. There is also a gift shop.

Directions:
This lighthouse is located at the foot of the Mackinac Bridge in Mackinaw City. Take Exit 336 from I-75. Follow Nicolet Avenue through Mackinaw City, then turn right on Huron Avenue and follow to the lighthouse. There is a picnic area around the lighthouse. It can also be seen from lighthouse cruises offered by Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry Service. See www.sheplerswww.com/group/light.htm or call 231-436-5023. It can also be seen from tours offered by Mackinac Seaplane Tours -- see www.mackinacseaplanes.com or call 906-632-9746.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: George W. Marshall (1892-1919 ), James. M. Marshall (1919-1940), Henrik Olsen (1940-1946), John Campbell (1946-1957)

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