The keeper's house and other buildings at this station were demolished when the light was automated in 1969. In June of 2011 under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act, the lighthouse was offered for free to qualified applicants, however no one wanted it, so the government put the lighthouse up for auction. On September 11, 2015 it was sold to a private individual for $23,250.
Tower Height: 58
Height of Focal Plane: 58
Description of Tower: White, octagonal brick tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1850
Date Present Tower Built: 1888
Date Automated: 1969
Optics: 1888: Fourth order Fresnel lens; now 300 mm.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Accessible by boat only. The lighthouse can 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